Example sentences for: decimated

How can you use “decimated” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Leaving behind only two men, the Somers party resumed their journey westward and finally landed at Jamestown, only to be greeted by a shock: illness, starvation, and Indian attacks had drastically decimated the colony.

  • The industry was decimated by the loss of many Jewish families who ran the major diamond houses, but a slow recovery ensured its survival.

  • These old stamping grounds of the Huron Indians (until they were decimated by Iroquois warriors and European disease) are now a popular weekend and summer destination for the families of Toronto professionals.

  • The congenital colorblindness of Pingelap is a direct result of the place's isolation and its vulnerability to natural cataclysm--it was a storm that decimated the island's population and enforced inbreeding, causing a recessive gene to flourish.

  • During their Directoire, a new wave of executions — the White (royalist) Terror — decimated the Jacobins and their supporters.


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