Definitions for desolationˌdɛs əˈleɪ ʃən
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the state of being decayed or destroyed
bleakness, desolation, bareness, nakedness(noun)
a bleak and desolate atmosphere
"the nakedness of the landscape"
forlornness, loneliness, desolation(noun)
sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
an event that results in total destruction
The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation.
The state of being desolated or laid waste; ruin; solitariness; destitution; gloominess.
A place or country wasted and forsaken.
Origin: Ultimately from desolatio.
the act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation
the state of being desolated or laid waste; ruin; solitariness; destitution; gloominess
a place or country wasted and forsaken
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Power may be justly compared to a great river while kept within its bounds it is both beautiful and useful, but when it overflows its banks, it is then too impetuous to be stemmed it bears down all before it, and brings destruction and desolation wherever it goes.
Without out suffering, our work would just be social work, very good and helpful, but it would not be the work of Jesus Christ, not part of the Redemption. All the desolation of the poor people, not only their material poverty, but their spiritual destitution, must be redeemed. And we must share it, for only by being one with them can we redeem them by bringing God into their lives and bringing them to God.
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