Example sentences for: devastate

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

  • The cover story contends that eliminating affirmative action does not devastate equal opportunity in higher education.

  • In impoverished areas, this can devastate a family's chances of economic survival.

  • It must devastate Clinton--a president obsessed with his legacy--that his place in history is now secure: He's the reckless lech who ruined his presidency for a 22-year-old intern.

  • Already strained to the breaking point, this cut will devastate the civil equal justice delivery system in our state.

  • species cause thousands of millions of dollars of damage to the world's commercial crops every year: they blight potatoes and tomatoes, devastate the lucrative soybean, and rot cacao, threatening the world's supply of chocolate (Figure 1).


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