Definition of desolation:
nakedness, starkness, solitariness, emptiness, nudeness, bareness, loneliness, void, extinction, demolition, havoc, hollowness, ravaging, barrenness, nudity, bleakness, misery, desert, gloom, openness, waste, aloneness, fertility, wreck, blankness, vacuum, full, lonesomeness, ruin, wretchedness, devastation, forlornness.
- "The Silent Isle", Arthur Christopher Benson.
You shall be the first, you, my own darling, with this dear hand clasped in mine, as now, to cross the threshold of that blessed abode, whence ruin and desolation shall have disappeared, and have been replaced by prosperity and happiness.- "Captain Fracasse", Theophile Gautier.
- "Footsteps of Fate", Louis Couperus.