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adverb as in hopelessly

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Example Sentences

Without any money for additional workers, the couple worked the desolate fields all day, likening themselves to Adam and Eve.

From Time

With visitors expected to adhere to strict quarantine rules, or banned from visiting countries altogether, once busy airports and hotels have become desolate.

From Quartz

What should be a joyous and celebratory event has turned into a desolate scene where millions fear for the safety of the incoming president and vice president.

From Ozy

Because the moon is a desolate place with no atmosphere, its surface is a pristine record of meteorite impacts over time.

For two hours she sat desolately on the horse block and then sadly entered the house with a cold in her head.

As the light broke over the bay, coldly pink and desolately gleaming, Captain Joe got up and looked about him.

For with all her activity and with all the attention she seemed to receive, Cordelia's life was still a desolately lonely one.

It was a gloomy winter's day, the waters rolled on black and sullen, and the dry leaves rustled desolately beneath my feet.

She stayed all day in a flat, desolately quiet, waiting for one moment when the dearest and best came home.


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On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to desolately, such as: desperately, sadly, dispiritedly, cynically, darkly, and dejectedly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.