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de zert

  • n  arid land with little or no vegetation
  • v  leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
    The mother deserted her children
  • v  desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
    If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot
  • v  leave behind
    the students deserted the campus after the end of exam period

  • Needing jobs and housing for its next generation, the desert kingdom has launched an ambitious plan to build five new cities simultaneously.
  • Dotting the desert roadside are the pitiful results: camels parked beside red-faced tourists embroiled in shouting bouts with their hosts.
  • Her story is the stuff of fiction: the daughter of Somali desert nomads, Waris ("desert flower" in Somali) Dirie fled her family when she was about 13 to escape marriage to a man .
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