Example sentences for: devastated

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

  • During the trial, Oprah is recording her show in Amarillo, a town supposedly devastated by her beef-bashing.

  • People are devastated if I tell them three, but I lost two.

  • Like the rest of Germany, the city was devastated by the Thirty Years’ War (1618–1648).

  • First reported last fall, the epidemic has devastated the entire collection.

  • Xi’an’s once-glorious temples were devastated during the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976), but restorations have led to the reopening of the Lama Temple (Guangrensi), founded in 1705; Woolongsi, an ancient Zen Buddhist temple; Dongyuemiao, a Daoist temple to the mountain god of Taishan; and the Temple of the Eight Immortals (Baxianguan), which is the most active of the city’s religious shrines at present and has an open-air market.


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