[ UK /dɪzˈɜːtɪd/ ]
[ US /dɪˈzɝtɪd/ ]
  1. forsaken by owner or inhabitants
    weed-grown yard of an abandoned farmhouse
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How To Use deserted In A Sentence

  • This time it was a decrepit, dark and deserted Tudor style house.
  • Two men wake to find themselves chained at opposite ends of a deserted washroom somewhere in the Industrial Zone.
  • The lararium was deserted; the gynoecium was still, as in the Roman time, the favoured apartment of the female portion of the household, and indeed bore the same name [8], and with the group there assembled we have now to do. Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings — Volume 01
  • Rome and her iniquities; the streets, deserted by the people, were trodden by French patrols; all was silent as the grave itself; and not a friend was there to bid them adieu; not a relative to speak a consoling word to the departing; and none to acquaint the unfortunates who remained behind with their terrible calamity! Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber Or The Influence of Romanism on Trade, Justice, and Knowledge
  • MORE than 6000 men and women have deserted from the US army since the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. Think Progress » Murtha on Rove: ‘He’s Sitting in His Air-Conditioned Office on His Big, Fat Backside, Saying Stay the Course’
  • The street lay silent and deserted.
  • He had already been deserted by his female relatives, Georgina having been invited by young Lewis Armitage to join a group about the pianoforte, and Lavinia having stridden off without a word of explanation to join Sophie. Irresistible
  • Was this the beginning of a turnaround for a career that has stalled on the back of personal turmoil and a technique that has deserted him? Times, Sunday Times
  • That means you're ready for the Tobago Cays, four deserted islets where the snorkeling and diving are unsurpassed, and there's plenty of room for sailboarding.
  • The Zetas were founded by Mexican special forces soldiers who deserted and went to work for the Gulf Cartel as enforcers.
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