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We saw some serious devastation back in May and June and we are trying to avoid that, but we are also trying to avoid Georgetown looking like a ghost town.
D.C. POLICE AND BUSINESSES PREPARE FOR POSSIBLE ELECTION DAY UNRESTPETER HERMANN, EMILY DAVIESOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Amid the devastation, inspectors visited twice during the first week of April to look for lapses that allowed the virus to spread.
AS PANDEMIC RAGED AND THOUSANDS DIED, GOVERNMENT REGULATORS CLEARED MOST NURSING HOMES OF INFECTION-CONTROL VIOLATIONSDEBBIE CENZIPER, JOEL JACOBS, SHAWN MULCAHYOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The high school senior who lives in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico, said the devastation brought to the island by Hurricane Maria in 2017 made her more aware of politics and more interested in how government works.
AS THE ELECTION DRAWS NEAR, CIVICS AND GOVERNMENT TEACHERS WALK A FINE LINEJOE HEIMOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
For Democrats, the witness was a physician from Michigan who spoke about the potential devastation if the Supreme Court, with Barrett seated, voted to gut the Affordable Care Act.
BARRETT CONFIRMATION HEARING DAY FOUR: ‘WE HAVE THE VOTES,’ MCCONNELL SAYS OF NOMINATIONSEUNG MIN KIM, DONNA CASSATA, KAROUN DEMIRJIANOCTOBER 15, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Apodaca represents an entire swath of people who are facing uneven recoveries and the potential of personal devastation from the pandemic recession.
A TIKTOK STAR’S ‘DREAMS’ COME TRUEELLEN MCGIRTOCTOBER 7, 2020FORTUNE
In late July, a group of residents transformed a remnant of the earlier crisis into a commemoration of the current devastation.
THE BIG CORPORATE RESCUE AND THE AMERICA THAT’S TOO SMALL TO SAVEBY LYDIA DEPILLIS, JUSTIN ELLIOTT AND PAUL KIELSEPTEMBER 12, 2020PROPUBLICA
In recent weeks, Ward and housing advocates have argued the bond is more urgently needed amid the economic devastation of the coronavirus pandemic many fear could lead to increased homelessness.
POLITICS REPORT: WHAT COMES NEXT FOR SPORTS ARENASCOTT LEWIS AND ANDREW KEATTSJULY 11, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Together with these misfortunes, a visitation of myriads of locusts (vide p. 341) and drought completed the devastation.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
It performed its work of devastation as effectively as though it had come forth at its proper season.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
But these were trifles compared with the devastation committed at Bristol, when its recorder.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DEVASTATION

  • bareness
  • bleakness
  • desert
  • devastation
  • dissolution
  • extinction
  • forlornness
  • isolation
  • loneliness
  • ruin
  • solitariness
  • solitude
  • waste
  • wildness
  • wreck
  • abuses
  • breakings
  • breaks
  • contraventions
  • encroachments
  • illegalities
  • infractions
  • infringements
  • misbehaviors
  • misdemeanors
  • negligence
  • nonobservances
  • offenses
  • ruptures
  • transgressions
  • trespasses
  • trespassings
  • violates
  • wrongs
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