Example sentences for: devastation

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

  • The article also showcases Afghanistan's devastation: Roads are still pockmarked with "jagged craters gouged by Russian bombs and anti-tank mines," and refugees from the Taliban's sweep struggle to survive in malaria-infested camps.

  • La Repubblica of Rome began its front-page report from Djankovic on the Macedonia-Yugoslav border as follows: "Mass executions, psychological and physical torture, rapes, devastation, sackings, and extermination camps.

  • The main findings: The overriding explanation for devastation is bad building practices, soft and loose soil (as opposed to rocky soil) amplifies a quake's effects, as do valleys.

  • In Jordan, the daily Ad-Dustour said the attacks would "only lead to more devastation and pain to people who have suffered a lot as a result of unjust sanctions."

  • And think also of what Soviet Communism extracted from America over five decades: stupendous military and economic resources, which could have been far better spent elsewhere; a morally corrupting political division over the response to communism; the deaths of many thousands of Americans in the Vietnam and Korean wars; and the continuing threat of nuclear devastation for decades.


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