Synonyms for wilderness

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"You have wandered long in the wilderness," continued the minister.

Fretted by the pain, he plunged into the wilderness to hide like a wounded deer.

And, in spite of these disturbances, business goes on briskly in the market of the wilderness.

And Albany was then almost as much in the wilderness as Caughnawaga.

I thought that in the wilderness one heard always the night-yelping of the wolves.

The wilderness stretched its dark shadows to our very thresholds.

After this, the people removed from Hazeroth, and pitched in the wilderness of Paran.

Who comes hither, among the beasts and dangers of the wilderness?

Nay, that foot has no fellow in the wilderness; it will betray her.

A food miraculously given to the Israelites in the wilderness.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from Old English wildeoren "wild, savage," from wildern (adj.) "wild, savage" (from wilde "wild;" see wild (adj.) + deor "animal;" see deer) + -ness. Cf. Dutch wildernis, German Wildernis, though the usual form is Wildnis.

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