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(of a place) not having many inhabitants, visitors, etc
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  • The streets of Lowestoft were sloppy and half-deserted as we drove through them.


    Henry Seton Merriman
  • The half-deserted dining-room, the fateful hour—Chauvelin on the watch!

    The Scarlet Pimpernel Baroness Orczy
  • Because the half-deserted Skating Rinks are so very amusing.

  • Then we reached the scenes of early-day mining and half-deserted towns known to Bret Harte and the days of gold.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty

    Charles A. Murdock
  • The half-deserted streets and barricaded houses filled her with uneasy tremors.

    A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis
  • “Look down upon that countless multitude,” said Mrs. Talboys, and she stretched her arms out over the half-deserted city.

    Mrs. General Talboys Anthony Trollope
  • Green-vegetable-hawkers cried their wares and pushed their heavy barrows in the silent, half-deserted street.

    Two banks of the Seine Fernand Vandrem
  • Rather at a loss to know what to do with herself, she wandered about the half-deserted streets in search of her father.

    Voice from the Cave Mildred A. Wirt
  • "Look down upon that countless multitude," said Mrs. Talboys, and she stretched her arms out over the half-deserted city.

  • The gates were thrown open and the van rolled out into the half-deserted street.

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