Definition of 'desolation'
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It was a picture of utter desolation. Christianity Today (2000)And the utter desolation at the end was unforgettable. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A season of such hope had ended in utter desolation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A scene of desolation greeted him in the camp that will now become his home. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But that optimism was short-lived as hope turned to dread to utter desolation as her worst fears were confirmed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)My desolation was utter and lasted, oh, half a day. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Over on the other side, we stopped at Lille to enjoy another scene of concrete desolation. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We all need more desolation and despair in our lives, so long as it's beautifully and darkly written. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Getting away completely by myself, I got the most amazing sense of utter desolation stretching away all around me. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)
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Translations for 'desolation'
British English: desolation NOUN
Desolation is a feeling of great unhappiness and hopelessness.
He expresses his sense of desolation absolutely without self-pity.
Definition of desolation from the Collins English Dictionary
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