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.

  • Even as the Nasdaq and much of the rest of the market has been decimated over the past couple of weeks, I haven't written anything about it, because I didn't think there was anything interesting to add.

  • The war and the disastrous effects of the plague decimated the population of Poland, reducing it to just four million, roughly half its total in the early 17th century.

  • After the entire area has decimated itself, some compliant commander in chief has to be in place to send in the troops to secure the oil if it's not too radioactive.

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