DESOLATE's Sentences and Contexts

Learn DESOLATE from sentences of classic books. The app collects 10,000 middle or hard words; input your word, you not only get its meaning and example, but also have sentences and their contexts from classic literatures.

 Sentences of desolate
Definition:
a. unpopulated; providing no shelter or sustenance; devoid of inhabitants
Example:
The sounds of Nature are detailed with great delicacy in this appeal, and we see that the Alps are referred to as desolate regions.
Sentence in Classic:
The man staggered to his feet and looked down upon the plain which had been so desolate when sleep had overtaken him, and which was now traversed by this enormous body of men and of beasts.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He wandered far from the accustomed haunts of boys, and sought desolate places that were in harmony with his spirit.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
It was a huge desolate plain; some wild bushes stood up here and there, while across the field flowed a broad canal or river.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
To hear the wind getting up out at sea, to know that the fog was creeping over the desolate flat outside, and to look at the fire, and think that there was no house near but this one, and this one a boat, was like enchantment.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
I had done so, and was looking along the desolate garden walk, when I beheld a solitary figure in it.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
When they turned into a narrow street, Stephen glanced at his window with a dread that always haunted his desolate home; but it was open, as he had left it, and no one was there.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
He was alone in a strange place; and we all know how chilled and desolate the best of us will sometimes feel in such a situation.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
I was desolate and afraid, and full of woe and terror; but when that beautiful sun began to climb the horizon life was to me again.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
She was exhausted by the reaction of a night without sleep, coming after many nights of rest artificially obtained; and in the distorting light of fatigue the future stretched out before her grey, interminable and desolate.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
The labours I endured were no longer to be alleviated by the bright sun or gentle breezes of spring; all joy was but a mockery which insulted my desolate state and made me feel more painfully that I was not made for the enjoyment of pleasure.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
He felt aggrieved, moreover, that Scarlett should still look desolate after being offered the best of the County boys and Tara, too.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context