verb (used with object), des·o·lat·ed, des·o·lat·ing.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH desolatedesolate , dissolute
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Philip Welsh’s simple life hampers search for his killer Deep inside a desolate courthouse, 12 jurors perform civic duty during the pandemicPhony police officers scam $1.5 million from Maryland residents|Dan Morse|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
The desolate advertising market has presented a catastrophe for publishers across the media landscape.‘Unstoppable innovator’: The meteoric rise of Meredith Kopit Levien, the next New York Times CEO|Steven Perlberg|August 19, 2020|Digiday
I didn’t know it was there until one night, when I was sitting in the passenger seat and he pulled off on a desolate exit of Interstate 280.
Louisa also devotes much of her time to feeding underprivileged children in the desolate Kurland Village in South Africa.These Female Contemporaries Weren’t Afraid of Virginia Woolf|Louisa Treger|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here, only the twisting grey concrete under his tires disturbed the desolate wild.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo|Nina Strochlic|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was visiting San Francisco and had questions about Desolate Angel.
But Nev had been betrayed by his church, and his heart-broken death left his family poor and desolate.
Do you remember the scene in which the mayor and his cronies take Dmitri to this desolate place and threaten him with a gun?Inside ‘Leviathan’: Russian Filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Award-Winning Anti-Putin Cannes Film|Richard Porton|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The ancient city presented a strange and desolate appearance on the succeeding morning, in the neighbourhood of the public square.The Cavaliers of Virginia, vol. 1 of 2|William A. Caruthers
Sometimes, too, they were found in deep forests, and many travellers are supposed to find them in desolate mountain places.Fairy Tales; Their Origin and Meaning|John Thackray Bunce
He pictured his country ravaged, broken, desolate, buffeted like a shuttlecock between the rackets of fate.The Blood Red Dawn|Charles Caldwell Dobie
And so she goes beyond the seas, leaving her parents as desolate as were Isaac and Rebecca of old.Janet of the Dunes|Harriet T. Comstock
He only knew that Binhart was dead, and that he himself was groping his way out into the night, a broken and desolate man.The Shadow|Arthur Stringer