(of a place) not having many inhabitants, visitors, etc

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Examples from the Web for half-deserted

Historical Examples of half-deserted

  • 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