Example sentences for: decimated

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This somehow allowed the plants to resist adverse weather conditions and even the grape plague, phylloxera, that decimated vines all over Europe in the second half of the 19th century.

  • 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.

  • "They decimated my business; they decimated my catalogue, by luring me into this kind of complacently by lying to me.


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