desolate


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Synonyms for desolate

Synonyms for desolate

Synonyms for desolate

leave someone who needs or counts on you

reduce in population

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cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

providing no shelter or sustenance

crushed by grief

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And to the stern King his home seemed more desolate and sad; for he missed the warm light, the happy flowers, and, more than all, the gay voice and bright face of little Violet.
Darker and more desolate seemed his stately home, and when the Fairies asked for flowers, he felt ashamed that he had none to give them.
His own, so cold and dark and dreary, his empty gardens where no flowers could bloom, no green trees dwell, or gay birds sing, all desolate and dim;--and while he gazed, his own Spirits, casting off their dark mantles, knelt before him and besought him not to send them forth to blight the things the gentle Fairies loved so much.
The want shall never be felt because, free of the trammels of the tide, easy of access, magnificent and desolate, they are already there, prepared to take and keep the biggest ships that float upon the sea.
If this woman had known my real circumstances, she would never have laid so many snares, and taken so many weary steps to catch a poor desolate creature that was good for little when it was caught; and indeed I, whose case was almost desperate, and thought I could not be much worse, was not very anxious about what might befall me, provided they did me no personal injury; so I suffered myself, though not without a great deal of invitation and great professions of sincere friendship and real kindness--I say, I suffered myself to be prevailed upon to go with her, and accordingly I packed up my baggage, and put myself in a posture for a journey, though I did not absolutely know whither I was to go.
I told him my circumstances at large: that I was a widow come over from American, perfectly desolate and friendless; that I had a little money, and but a little, and was almost distracted for fear of losing it, having no friend in the world to trust with the management of it; that I was going into the north of England to live cheap, that my stock might not waste; that I would willingly lodge my money in the bank, but that I durst not carry the bills about me, and the like, as above; and how to correspond about it, or with whom, I knew not.
Now a desolate wife might be heard calling for her husband.
Here and there was one who, utterly desolate, stole away by himself, seeking no companionship.
I am desolate without you, my darling, O, so desolate!
But the sight of this desolate world did not fail to captivate them by its very strangeness.
Around the plain appeared desolate. Nothing so arid as these reliefs, nothing so sad as these ruins of mountains, and (if we may so express ourselves) these fragments of peaks and mountains which strewed the soil.
The demand was made in a report released after a group of activists visited the desolate territory.
Summary: Balla (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jun 11 (ANI): The desolate family of Airman Suraj Singh still anticipates the news of the survival of their son in the AN-32 crash.
The Argentine superstar cut a desolate figure in the corridors of the famous old stadium as he broke down after the 4-0 defeat.
To Armantrout, separating reality from narrative is essential to understanding, and Wobble isolates American life, revealing the desolate truth of the tumultuous world we in which we live.