- waste well,
- wastepaper basket,
Origin of wasteland
Examples from the Web for wasteland
He took a time period that was a wasteland and gave it intelligence, wit, and consistent humor.
He might just save his regime, even if he rules little more than a wasteland filled with corpses.
The inaugural addresses of the presidents are, for the most part, a wasteland of howling rhetoric and dried-out inspiration.
Pompeii is at risk of becoming a wasteland as its ruins disintegrate to dust due to lack of maintenance.Italy’s Culture Falling to Ruins Amid Austerity Cuts|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Despite being a heavily patrolled police state, Iran has long borders that stretch across mountains and wasteland.Are Israeli Agents Assassinating Iranian Scientists? A New Book Argues|Dan Raviv, Yossi Melman|July 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Confederate force was already starting withdrawal, battery by battery, as the wasteland of the fire lighted them on their way.Ride Proud, Rebel!|Andre Alice Norton
They walked for two hours, the Disan setting a cruel pace, before they reached a wasteland of jumbled rock.Planet of the Damned|Harry Harrison
Our world of Rajj is a wasteland where once we and our fellows lived.Brood of the Dark Moon|Charles Willard Diffin
Our whole Northern Hemisphere, where our greatest nations were, was devastated; much of it is wasteland to this day.Uller Uprising|Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
Victorious feudal lords induced farmers to come to their territory and to cultivate the wasteland.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]|Wolfram Eberhard