Example sentences for: decimated

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

  • 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.

  • 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 lessons learned from these groups are that "[t]he allies must begin reconstructing Kosovar society now, without delay, even before they make or find their way into Kosovo itself and face the immense task of rebuilding the province's decimated infrastructure and housing stock.

  • Plantation work was labor intensive, but there were very few laborers on the island; the Spanish slaves had disappeared into the inhospitable interior and the native Arawak had been decimated by disease.

  • 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.

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