Example sentences for: desert

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

  • Desert island risks ... a sneer at pulpy romance and record programmes but with some admiration for last century's explorers in tropical waters.

  • Most of the desert is grey and menacing, a sea of gravel out of which stark rocky mountains occasionally appear.

  • He wants to be a creature of the desert, this desert, like a lizard.

  • Yet nothingabout the frontier's fenced compoundssuggests the traveller en route elsewhereshould stop--even if stepping on the gascan't do much toward cancelling those pictures,the color of pain, a visual undersong ...Once coppergreen expanses of waterslide into view, though, no one could failto sense the difference in beingbelow sea level--air heavyin the ear, oxygen-rich, cool, dry,scented with desert, and holy enough.A hand dipped in water pondersthe viscous feel of minerals in solution,and little tumuli of salts and carbonatesbuild a submarine city sprawlingfor miles under the hammered-metal surface.On a shore hazed with distance, neat rowsof date palms identify themselveswith a green herringbone frond and ripen foodstuffs for, say, the heavenly banquet.Ritual ablution even so has coatedyour skin with a pale silt glove;and sea and desert are one.

  • Its poorly equipped armies were defeated by the British in the African desert and by the mountain snows in the Balkans.


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