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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

Imagine a society in which there were neither rich nor poor. What evils, afflictions, sorrows, disorders, catastrophes, disasters, tribulations, misfortunes, agonies, calamities, despair, desolation and ruin would be unknown to man!
Jules Verne

Antarctica is otherworldly, like nothing I've ever seen before. Stark, cold, beautiful desolation.
Mark Hoppus

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

In this first testing ground of the atomic bomb I have seen the most terrible and frightening desolation in four years of war. It makes a blitzed Pacific island seem like an Eden. The damage is far greater than photographs can show.
Wilfred Burchett
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Desolation Translations

desolation in German is Trostlosigkeit
desolation in Italian is devastazione
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