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2017 Word of the Year

Waste Land, The

noun
1.
a poem (1922) by T. S. Eliot.
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  • In the first place, there is no waste land at the margin of them.

    Rollo on the Rhine

    Jacob Abbott
  • Every bit of waste land should be cultivated for either use or beauty, or both.

    Checking the Waste Mary Huston Gregory
  • "There was plenty of waste land where you could have gone," in her severest tone.

    A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • There was no waste land, no coulées, no barren hills to discount its value.

    Desert Conquest

    A. M. Chisholm
  • We crossed the waste land in the morning to the little church I have spoken of.

  • Then the scapegoat is driven on to waste land, where it cannot contaminate anybody.

    Human Animals Frank Hamel
  • Agendath is a waste land, a home of screechowls and the sandblind upupa.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • There was often a great deal of waste land adjoining these grants.

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