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Origin of devastation
Examples from the Web for devastation
An article in Nature three weeks ago brought up the devastation that could result if contact tracing were to be stopped.
One message was clear: Capitalism is causing environmental ruin and must be stopped to save the planet from devastation.Occupy Climate Change! Hundreds Blame Capitalism at Flood Wall Street Rally|Jacob Siegel|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Although he still considers himself a Zionist, Kawalek believes Israel should be held accountable for the devastation in Gaza.A Gay Jewish Zionist American Doctor in Gaza and What He Saw|Itay Hod|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not so long ago, Neil Young had come up to the tar sands and compared the devastation to Hiroshima.
His tireless courage inspired us to rise above the devastation.
One high tower in the centre of the village alone exhibited no appearance of devastation.Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete|Sir Walter Scott
The devastation, destruction and misery the Huns have left is a disgraceful crime to civilization and is pitiful.Flying for France|James R. McConnell
Forests that only exhibited the slow decay of time or the devastation produced by warring elements.Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark|Mary Wollstonecraft
It never recovered the devastation committed by Cambyses, who was exasperated by its resistance.The Anabasis of Alexander|Arrian of Nicomedia
What are the pains of Hell but ignorance, idleness, bodily lust, and the devastation of the things of the spirit?Ideas of Good and Evil|William Butler Yeats
mid-15c., from Middle French dévastation, from Late Latin devastationem (nominative devastatio), from past participle stem of Latin devastare "lay waste completely," from de- "completely" (see de-) + vastare "lay waste," from vastus "empty, desolate" (see waste (v.)).