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laying waste

noun as in depredation


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At this time he was ravaging Bar west and south, burning churches and laying waste villages.

They groaned: the abomination of desolation was laying waste Christian Gaul.

This same band of marauders proceeded up Tuscarora Valley, laying waste the country as they went.

Through it fierce raiders have poured to the laying waste of the rich plains below.

If they went wild through the native village, slaying and laying waste, would Bentley be responsible for loss of life?

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On this page you'll find 681 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lay waste, such as: devastate, eat up, exhaust, expend, overwhelm, and ravage.

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