Example sentences for: devastating

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

  • The Gothic portal is the only original 13th-century element of the building to have survived the devastating 1755 earthquake.

  • Until the worldwide efforts to prevent malaria come to fruition, refining the management of infected children will remain a cornerstone of the efforts against this devastating disease.

  • Bill Gates becomes terrified when he realized someone else beat him to the Internet--and realized the potentially devastating implications for his Windows monopoly--and takes the steps that eventually lead the Feds to accuse his company of violating the antitrust laws.

  • Many of the city’s churches, palaces, and museums still show signs of ongoing reconstruction and restoration after the devastating earthquake of 1980.

  • After the sweeping (some would say devastating) downtown redevelopment and the ambitious construction on the St. Lawrence River for Expo ’67, the Olympic Park was to be the apotheosis of his “new Montréal.”


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