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 Meanings and Examples of DESOLATION
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desolation
 n.  sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned; an event that results in total destruction; the state of being decayed or destroyed
Classic Sentence: (107 in 8 pages)
1  The noise cracked like a whip in the still room and suddenly her rage was gone, and there was desolation in her heart.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  Soon it would be night and they would be alone in this desolation that was death.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
3  This desolation went to her heart as nothing she had ever experienced.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
4  Cold wind and rain, mud and bare trees, silence and desolation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
5  Rhett had left town the hour before with Bonnie and Prissy, and desolation was added to Scarlett's shame and anger.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
6  Each day it seemed impossible to get through the desolation of not seeing him.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
7  But, here and there, a dark green tuft rose in the midst of the desolation; the earliest fruits of a soil that had been fattened with human blood.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
8  In short, it was a scene of wildness and desolation; and it appeared as if all who had profanely entered it had been stricken, at a blow, by the relentless arm of death.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
9  His soul traversed a period of desolation in which the sacraments themselves seemed to have turned into dried-up sources.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
10  We had to take some of our provisions, too, for we were in a perfect desolation, and, so far as we could see through the snowfall, there was not even the sign of habitation.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
11  The castle stood as before, reared high above a waste of desolation.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
12  In about forty-five seconds I found myself again in the waiting-room with the compassionate secretary, who, full of desolation and sympathy, made me sign some document.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
13  Before it stopped running with a muffled rattle, a cry, a very loud cry, as of infinite desolation, soared slowly in the opaque air.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In II
14  I couldn't have felt more of lonely desolation somehow, had I been robbed of a belief or had missed my destiny in life.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In II
15  The glamour of youth enveloped his particolored rags, his destitution, his loneliness, the essential desolation of his futile wanderings.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
Example Sentence:
1  Kozelek expresses his sense of desolation absolutely without self-pity.
2  The city was burnt to a desolate waste.
3  The house stands desolate and empty.
4  I could hardly imagine living in such a remote and desolate spot.
5  The house was desolate, ready to be torn down.
6  The sounds of Nature are detailed with great delicacy in this appeal, and we see that the Alps are referred to as desolate regions.
7  The bandits desolate the countryside, burning farms and carrying off the harvest.