Example sentences for: devastation

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

  • After centuries of devastation by war, fire, plunder, and sheer neglect, the meticulous restoration work by the Québec provincial government has been a major act of faith in the cultural legacy of New France, reinforcing the provincial motto “Je me souviens.”

  • 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.

  • But the overwhelming impression the book leaves is less of devastation per se than of contempt--the contempt the Little Father of the People felt for ordinary workers, the generalized contempt for human intelligence that pervaded his regime.

  • Army striding through some South Seas devastation from Apocalypse Now . What's uniquely his own is the way the havoc periodically grinds to a halt to make room for "relationship" scenes, in which the characters maintain a soap-opera obliviousness to everything (crumbling skyscrapers, fire-breathing beasts) but their feelings .

  • 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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