desolate wastes

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  • Even here in this desolate waste life seemed sweet, and he had much, so much to do. Cited from The Man Who Rocked the Earth, by Arthur Train and Robert Williams Wood
  • They walked on for more than a mile, and saw nothing but the desolate waste. Cited from Through the Air to the North Pole, by Roy Rockwood
  • The surrounding region became a desolate waste; a broken desert plateau elevated above us about two hundred feet. Cited from A Canyon Voyage, by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
  • That all this seemingly desolate waste should one day have a distinctive value of its own was what they could hardly dream of. Cited from History of Australian Exploration,by Ernest Favenc
  • Everywhere were soldiers moving about the livid, desolate waste of this upper world. Cited from Twilight in Italy, by D.H. Lawrence
  • We were in the midst of a desolate waste of sand and water. Cited from The River and I, by John G. Neihardt
  • He couldn't believe that anybody would come up to such an ugly, desolate waste as the place where he sat. Cited from The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, by Selma Lagerloef
  • I had heard you had come to town, but I had hoped to meet you only in some desolate waste of purgatory. Cited from The Unspeakable Gentleman, by John P. Marquand
  • At that moment they were over a large island, which had suddenly loomed up in the wild and desolate waste of the ocean. Cited from Tom Swift And His Wireless Message, V. Appleton #6
  • A heavy stand of timber may be reduced to a desolate waste because some one forgot to put out a campfire. Cited from The School Book of Forestry, by Charles Lathrop Pack
  • Instead, they left barren stretches and desolate wastes where dense woods once stood. Cited from The School Book of Forestry, by Charles Lathrop Pack
  • You are no longer in the midst of broken, desolate wastes. Cited from The Actress in High Life, by Sue Petigru Bowen
  • The site of the town where Lincoln spent the last three years of the period covered in this portion of his biography is now a desolate waste. Cited from The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln, by Francis Fisher Browne
  • Eastward lay yet more miles of desolate waste. Cited from Winning of Barbara Worth, by Harold B Wrigh
  • The evening sun sets on a desolate waste. Cited from The Italians, by Frances Elliot
  • The Very Young Man leaped to the top of a rock and looked out over the desolate waste helplessly. Cited from The Girl in the Golden Atom, by Raymond King Cummings
  • For a moment Spike stood looking after him, then, chin on breast, turned and went his solitary way across the desolate waste. Cited from The Definite Object, by Jeffery Farnol
  • The French were ill supplied for a winter campaign amid the desolate wastes of Poland. Cited from The Life of Napoleon I (Volume 2 of 2), by John Holland Rose
  • All about us stretched the desolate wastes of sea and mountains, over which silence and darkness brooded, as over the first great chaos. Cited from Northern Trails, Book I., by William J. Long
  • "Like Eden the land at morn they find; But they leave it a desolate waste behind." Cited from Alfgar the Dane or the Second Chronicle of Aescendune, by A. D. Crake