DEVASTATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DEVASTATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
devastate
 v.  ruin; lay waste; destroy; make desolate
Classic Sentence:
1  When the typhus fever had fulfilled its mission of devastation at Lowood, it gradually disappeared from thence; but not till its virulence and the number of its victims had drawn public attention on the school.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
2  They had nursed the wounded, closed dying eyes, suffered war and fire and devastation, known terror and flight and starvation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
3  A continuous noise of the rapids above hovered over this scene of inhabited devastation.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
4  The hospital was in a small Prussian town that had been twice devastated by Russian and French troops.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XVII
5  The man who had devastated France returns to France alone, without any conspiracy and without soldiers.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER IV
6  The neighbors devastated the garden and pillaged the rare flowers.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—END OF THE BRIGAND
7  The Rue Rambuteau has devastated all that.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER I—HISTORY OF CORINTHE FROM ITS FOUNDATION
8  In wandering round the shattered walls and through the devastated interior, I gathered evidence that the calamity was not of late occurrence.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
9  As they walked along the narrow sidewalk toward Peachtree, Scarlett was dismayed and sorrowful, for Atlanta looked so devastated and different from what she remembered.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
10  He put his arm about her waist; it was a large, strong, sophisticated arm, and very agreeable; he grinned at her with a devastating knowingness, while Kennicott glowed inanely.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
11  There was something devastatingly true in what he said.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  She says the disease has the potential to devastate Sudan, as HIV spreads quickly among the nation's youth.
2  Only a few years ago the River Oder on the Polish-German border caused huge amounts of devastation.
3  If disease is allowed to spread among the crops, it will cause wide spread devastation.
4  We are devastated, shocked beyond belief.
5  The city was devastated by floods.
6  The hurricane devastated a large section of the coast.
7  The war, and the corresponding fall in trade, have had a devastating effect on the country.
8  It will be a devastating blow to the local community if the factory closes.
9  Affairs do have a devastating effect on marriages.
10  Oil spills are having a devastating effect on coral reefs in the ocean.
11  Acid rain has a devastating effect on the forest.
12  After the devastating attack on its military bases, the country was determined not to be caught with its pants down a second time.
13  The missile strike was devastating - the target was totally obliterated.
14  Five to ten rhinos are killed every year on average, mostly during Assam's devastating floods because they have to flee Kaziranga's low marshy lands to higher hills where they cannot be guarded.
15  If they let Lee improvise even one response, it could be devastating.