[ US /ˌdɛsəˈɫeɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /dˌɛsəlˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. a bleak and desolate atmosphere
    the nakedness of the landscape
  2. the state of being decayed or destroyed
  3. sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
  4. an event that results in total destruction
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How To Use desolation In A Sentence

  • The general theme of the elegies is the sorrow and desolation created by the destruction of Jerusalem [2] in 586 B.C.: the last poem (v.) is a prayer for deliverance from the long continued distress. Introduction to the Old Testament
  • We topped the rise, encountering more of that lumberman 's desolation on the other side.
  • But these pleasures are subsidiary to those afforded by James's sensibility, which transforms the squalor and pettiness of crime into the grandeur of desolation.
  • The barren trees were in tune with the sense of desolation all around.
  • As soon as Christ was alone with his disciples he gave them a description of those desolations which is recorded in the following chapter, and is so plain, and made such an impression on the Sermons on Various Important Subjects
  • | Reply too …. much … … blue dong but yeah watchmen is my all time favourate book …. .but i didint enjoy the film however the soundtrack was amazing, esp. the times are a’ changin’ and desolation row EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Watchmen tonight…
  • Most English historians were cured of such flatulent emotion by the carnage of the first world war, the desolation of the great slump and the perilously tight margin of victory in the second world war.
  • The real monster in them, he said later, is the amused narrator, ‘the young foreigner who passed gaily through these scenes of desolation, misinterpreting them to suit his childish fantasy’.
  • Those songs are so full of life and spirit here, it's impossible not to be swept up in their grandeur and occasional sadness and desolation.
  • A season of such hope had ended in utter desolation. Times, Sunday Times
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