bare and desolate

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  • The heat of the day made them wish for shelter long before it could be found in so bare and desolate a region. Cited from The Actress in High Life, by Sue Petigru Bowen
  • Everything looked cold and bare and desolate to the little girl who was trying to keep Thanksgiving. Cited from Young Lucretia and Other Stories, by Mary E. Wilkins
  • The entire column had passed out of sight: the straight white road lay bare and desolate in the moonlight! Cited from Can Such Things Be?, Ambrose Bierce
  • Here it is as bare and desolate as on the face of the moon. Cited from From Pole to Pole, by Sven Anders Hedin
  • Not a leaf remained on the trees when the hurricane was over; they were bare and desolate. Cited from The Backwoods of Canada, by Catharine Parr Traill
  • But if the valley itself was bare and desolate, the scenery around was lovely. Cited from For Name and Fame, by G. A. Henty
  • Each appeared about equally bare and desolate, entirely devoid of promise. Cited from The Devil's Own, by Randall Parrish
  • Then they saw on their left high but bare and desolate mountains, and soon they came to a little river of clear water, apparently flowing down from the range. Cited from The Texan Star, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The ground was very rocky and rugged, and looked bare and desolate in the extreme. Cited from Great African Travellers, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • But this wilderness, from one point of view so bare and desolate, from another is yet strangely homely. Cited from Practical Mysticism, by Evelyn Underhill
  • The low, rolling hills, bare and desolate, stretched to the horizon, the grass already burned brown by the sun. Cited from Molly McDonald, by Randall Parrish
  • On the horizon tower the mountains, pine-clad to the timber-line, bare and desolate above. Cited from The Round-Up, by John Murray and Mills Miller
  • All the trees lie bare and desolate, the leaves have fallen from them, and their sweet denizens, the birds, flown or dead. Cited from April's Lady, by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
  • Soon they were immediately above the island, which was now seen to be rocky and precipitous, except at one end where there was a great open place, bare and desolate looking. Cited from The Boy Inventors' Radio Telephone, by Richard Bonner
  • In little patches bare and desolate she called up like a flame the golden crocus, or its purple brother like an emperor's ghost. Cited from Fifty-One Tales, by E. J. M. D. Plunkett
  • The mountains of Connemara stretched bare and desolate beneath the November sky. Cited from The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911, by Various
  • We then went on again, through a region gradually becoming bleaker and wilder, until it became as bare and desolate as any Scottish moors. Cited from Pictures From Italy, by Charles Dickens
  • Whence comes that inexhaustible fire whose dense and sulphurous smoke forever issues from this bare and desolate peak? Cited from Malayan Literature, by Various Authors
  • I suppose it is not really so beautiful as it seemed to me, for other people say it is bare and desolate, and certainly it is; but it seemed to me anything but dreary. Cited from Letters from the Cape, by Lady Duff Gordon
  • The glebe, which once presented an aspect of so much comfort and ease and affluence, now looked bare and desolate and void of life. Cited from The Land-War In Ireland (1870), by James Godkin
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