Example sentences for: devastating

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

  • 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.

  • "Finkelstein and Birn provide a devastating critique of Daniel Goldhagen's simplistic and misleading interpretation of the Holocaust.

  • The most devastating rebuttal is from the chemist in charge of the Auschwitz analysis, who explains that the gas wouldn't have penetrated more than 10 microns into the wall (a human hair is 100 microns thick), so by crushing the samples (standard procedure), he had effectively diluted the cyanide 100,000 times.

  • Kuwait's Communications, Electricity, and Water Minister Jassem Al-Oun was reported Thursday in the Kuwait Times as predicting that "a military confrontation [with Iraq] will ultimately take place which will have devastating effects in the region and tragic consequences for the Iraqi people."

  • Inevitably, devastating bombing reprisals flattened the city.


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