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 Meanings and Examples of DESOLATE
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desolate
 a.  unpopulated; providing no shelter or sustenance; devoid of inhabitants
Classic Sentence: (107 in 8 pages)
1  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
2  The door closed behind them, leaving Scarlett open mouthed and suddenly desolate.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  A pagan hearing the lapping of the waters around Charon's boat could not have felt more desolate.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  But for the most part the sunny valley was abandoned and desolate and the untended crops stood in parching fields.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  Melanie did not know there was no home and that they were alone in a mad and desolate world.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  Through the window, in the faint light of the rising moon, Tara stretched before her, negroes gone, acres desolate, barns ruined, like a body bleeding under her eyes, like her own body, slowly bleeding.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  While his low resonant voice went on, desolate, with a feeling she could not understand, Scarlett clutched at words here and there, trying to make sense of them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  She was back at Tara again and Tara was desolate.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  But since the day she had lain sick and desolate in the garden at Twelve Oaks and said: "I won't look back," she had set her face against the past.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  Suddenly she was standing at Tara again with the world about her ears, desolate with the knowledge that she could not face life without the terrible strength of the weak, the gentle, the tender hearted.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  She should be desolate, broken hearted, ready to scream at fate.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  The scattered houses between which they passed in town were small and desolate in contrast to the expanse of huge snowy yards and wide street.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
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13  The moment was not the highest of her life, but the lowest and most desolate, which was altogether excellent, for instead of slipping downward she began to climb.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
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14  Far inland, nameless wails came from him, as desolate sounds from out ravines.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
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15  When she heard it there came before her imagination the figure of a man standing beside a desolate rock on the seashore.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In IX
Example Sentence:
1  The city was burnt to a desolate waste.
2  The house stands desolate and empty.
3  I could hardly imagine living in such a remote and desolate spot.
4  The house was desolate, ready to be torn down.
5  The sounds of Nature are detailed with great delicacy in this appeal, and we see that the Alps are referred to as desolate regions.
6  The bandits desolate the countryside, burning farms and carrying off the harvest.
7  Kozelek expresses his sense of desolation absolutely without self-pity.