Desolation in a sentence

Definition of Desolation

The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation. | The state of being desolated or laid waste | A place or country wasted and forsaken.

How to use Desolation in a Sentence?

  • I can well remember what a feeling of loneliness and desolation now took possession of me.
  • The atmosphere of winter gave the desolation she had passed through a special charm.
  • Those who waited and moved too late, perished in the desolation that came to pass.
  • Evening was drawing on, and a sort of grey desolation seemed to be creeping over the plains.
  • Before sundown they were many miles away, leaving behind desolation and blank dismay.
  • This deserted, ruinous hut only added a new touch of desolation to the dreary gully.
  • How different was this solitude from the self-inflicted desolation which I had once endured?
  • The war had brought mourning and desolation to the upper-class homes of England.
  • Mercedes exclaimed, in low, tremulous tones, that revealed all the desolation she felt.
  • For, though I could be nothing to the worthy man, I pitied his desolation and his hopeless love.
  • The cause of all this desolation was just the ignorance of its promoters as to the functions of a cathedral.
  • Since then my friend has given his life, and has left in one heart a desolation that is worse than death.
  • It was very silent, though not with the desolation which often broods over a large house thinly inhabited.
  • Something in the very desolation of the marshes seemed to help thought, perhaps by the absence of any distracting object.
  • But of a sudden I had the sensation of looking into the utter bleakness and desolation of interstellar space.
  • No living thing stirred, save now and then a prairie owl flitting through the gloom added to the sombre desolation of the scene.
  • But in the desolation of that moment he dropped Sunlocks from his shoulder, and threw himself down beside him.
  • The ghastly desolation of the place was as tremendously complete as if Dore had furnished the working-plans for it.
  • I have just said that there was nothing but death and desolation in these hideous places, but I forgot.
  • By such soft illumination, the desolation of which one saw so much by day was passed over in the breadth of the great masses of light and shade.
  • It is the scourge of scourges, the father of piracy and of murder, the mother of havoc, desolation and woe.
  • The desolation upon which the plodding engineer planted his theodolite three-score-and-ten years ago is a colossal hive of human activity.
  • Without any semblance of hesitation, this gallant young American swung forth to the desolation and chaos he had just quitted.
  • Such were the arguments of that Voice of the river, the old, familiar arguments of desolation and despair.
  • And almost every village in the Island groans under want, and courts even the desolation of contested revolution for a change.
  • I was disappointed in my wish; she was removed, who constituted my only felicity in this life: desolation came to my heart, and misery to my head.
  • A memory hangs about me of the House in the early afternoon, an inhumane desolation inhabited almost entirely by silk hats.
  • One would have preferred receiving from any other than a Frenchman so dreary a picture of the desolation mainly wrought by Frenchmen.
  • There was the boundary of Red Oaks and there started a desolation that ran as far as his eye could reach.

Short Example Sentence for Desolation

  • What a desolation is this!
  • Her desolation was extreme.
  • All was desolation and disarray.
  • The solitude and desolation were awful.
  • A vast desolation surrounded them.
  • With diamonds make her desolation bright.
  • A great desolation took possession of the girl.
  • Then was there desolation in the Sancerrois.
  • In truth all that night had been the abomination of desolation to me.
  • If there is the desert desolation there is also the desert freedom.
  • Amidst the desolation around us, the river kept alive our hopes.

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