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When I was 19—long before I ever thought I would land a career writing about space—I dreamed I was standing on the surface of Mars, looking over a rusted desert dotted with rocks, stuck in a perpetual lukewarm dusk, transfixed by the desolation.
I TAUGHT MYSELF TO LUCID DREAM. YOU CAN TOO.NEEL V. PATELAUGUST 25, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
A breakup letter from you after 10 months once again sows in me the same desolation of that goodbye.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IIMICHAEL K. LAVERSJULY 14, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
All the little rootlets of sentiment which must be cut off in the process bleed and suffer and a period of desolation as well as isolation must ensue in all such cases.
TUCKER CARLSON’S ESPOUSAL OF ‘REPLACEMENT’ THEORY IS BOTH TOXIC AND AHISTORICPHILIP BUMPAPRIL 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Unlike corporate behemoths of an earlier age, Amazon doesn’t want an enormous corporate campus, with a security perimeter, designated entrances and a lush landscape of meticulously curated grassy desolation and green despair.
THE HELIX IS A DISTRACTION. AMAZON’S NEW HEADQUARTERS WILL CHANGE MORE THAN JUST ITS ARLINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD.PHILIP KENNICOTTFEBRUARY 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Saudi photographer Moath Alofi evokes desolation with a wide shot of desert sprinkled with abandoned cars.
IN THE GALLERIES: MIDDLE EAST ARTISTS EXAMINE SHELTERING IN PLACE AMID PANDEMICMARK JENKINSJANUARY 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The door was open, and the woman and the child stood dumbfounded and overwhelmed in a scene of incredible desolation.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
For the nation and the kingdom that will not serve thee, shall perish: and the Gentiles shall be wasted with desolation.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Under the type of breaking a potter's vessel, the prophet foresheweth the desolation of the Jews for their sins.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
And all this land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment: and all these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
A prophecy of the desolation of Moab for their pride: but their captivity shall at last be released.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO DESOLATION

  • anguish
  • bitterness
  • blue devils
  • blue funk
  • blues
  • catatonia
  • chagrin
  • cheerlessness
  • dejection
  • depression
  • desolation
  • despair
  • despondence
  • despondency
  • disconsolateness
  • discouragement
  • dismals
  • distress
  • doldrums
  • dolefulness
  • dolor
  • downheartedn
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