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de suh luht

  • v  leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
  • v  reduce in population
  • v  cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
  • s  providing no shelter or sustenance
    the desolate surface of the moon
  • s  crushed by grief
    depressed and desolate of soul
    a low desolate wail

  • Born outside Paris in 1883, Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel (never called anything but Coco for "Little Pet") was orphaned at six and raised in the desolate province of Auvergne by two .
  • Puffing as he escorts an American visitor up a few flights at city hall, down the street from the desolate embassy compound, he says, laughing, "I guess I'm better at climbing over .
  • It was July 24, 1847 when Pioneer Brigham Young gazed down at the desolate Salt Lake Valley and declared: "This is the place.
News & Articles

  • The end of the world, turning on a comic axis
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Earth has been coming to an end with comic frequency. We've seen tsunamis sweep the oceans ("2012"), the world freeze over ("The Day After Tomorrow") and a rogue planet bear down ("Melancholia"). So many have been patrolling a desolate Earth — Will Smith ("After Earth"), Tom Cruise ("Oblivion"), a cute cleanup robot ("WALL-E") — that even the post-apocalyptic world is getting ...
    June 12, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Wausau Earns 400K For Riverfront Project
    A desolate stretch of land lines the Wisconsin River in Wausau. However, plans to bring the land back to life came to the surface Tuesday, with help from a Brownfield Grant.
    June 12, 2013 - WSAW Wausau
  • 'This Is the End': The end of the world, turning on a comic axis
    The Earth has been coming to an end with comic frequency. We've seen tsunamis sweep the oceans ("2012"), the world freeze over ("The Day After Tomorrow") and a rogue planet bear down ("Melancholia"). So many have been patrolling a desolate Earth — Will Smith ("After Earth"), Tom Cruise ("Oblivion"), a cute cleanup robot ("WALL-E") — that even the post-apocalyptic world is getting crowded.
    June 12, 2013 - Kingston Daily Freeman
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