Example sentences for: desolate

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

  • Now, it helps to understand that there is no more desolate example of urban-renewing a place into the ground in all of Los Angeles than the once-charming Pershing Square.

  • The director, John Avildsen, keeps Stallone small in the frame, as dwarfed by his desolate environment as Chaplin's Little Tramp.

  • I leant upon a coppice gate When Frost was spectre-gray,And Winter's dregs made desolate The weakening eye of day.The tangled bine-stems scored the sky Like strings of broken lyres, And all mankind that haunted nighHad sought their household fires.

  • The drier Thompson valley soon takes on a more rugged aspect than the Fraser, with the sagebrush and lizards of a semi-desert, in places as beautifully desolate as a moonscape.

  • As an intriguing exercise in modern industrial archaeology, its desolate log cabins and colliery installations have become a coal mining village museum.

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