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Definition of Desolation

Desolation

  1. The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation.
  2. The state of being desolated or laid waste; ruin; solitariness; destitution; gloominess.
  3. A place or country wasted and forsaken.

Desolation Quotations

I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.
William Tecumseh Sherman

It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.
William Tecumseh Sherman

A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction. These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way.
Fisher Ames

The delusion of entertainment is devoid of meaning. It may amuse us for a bit, but after the initial hit we are left with the dark feeling of desolation.
Arthur Erickson

Every man may reign secure in his petty tyranny, and spread terror and desolation around him, until the trump of the Archangel shall excite different emotions in his soul.
James Otis
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Desolation Translations

desolation in German is Trostlosigkeit
desolation in Italian is devastazione

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