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desolate
used in Frankenstein

17 uses
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  • It is well that you come here to whine over the desolation that you have made.
    Chapter 24 (86% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I try in vain to be persuaded that the pole is the seat of frost and desolation; it ever presents itself to my imagination as the region of beauty and delight.
    Introductory Letters (3% in)
  • One sudden and desolating change had taken place; but a thousand little circumstances might have by degrees worked other alterations, which, although they were done more tranquilly, might not be the less decisive.
    Chapter 7 (31% in)
  • Before, I had only imagined the wretchedness of my desolated home; the reality came on me as a new, and a not less terrible, disaster.
    Chapter 7 (74% in)
  • And my father's woe, and the desolation of that late so smiling home all was the work of my thrice-accursed hands!
    Chapter 8 (95% in)
  • It is a scene terrifically desolate.
    Chapter 10 (21% in)
  • It was dark when I awoke; I felt cold also, and half frightened, as it were, instinctively, finding myself so desolate.
    Chapter 11 (9% in)
  • The labours I endured were no longer to be alleviated by the bright sun or gentle breezes of spring; all joy was but a mockery which insulted my desolate state and made me feel more painfully that I was not made for the enjoyment of pleasure.
    Chapter 16 (72% in)
  • If, therefore, I could seize him and educate him as my companion and friend, I should not be so desolate in this peopled earth.
    Chapter 16 (77% in)
  • "I gazed on my victim, and my heart swelled with exultation and hellish triumph; clapping my hands, I exclaimed, 'I too can create desolation; my enemy is not invulnerable; this death will carry despair to him, and a thousand other miseries shall torment and destroy him.'
    Chapter 16 (84% in)
  • Shall I create another like yourself, whose joint wickedness might desolate the world.
    Chapter 17 (9% in)
  • Have a care; I will work at your destruction, nor finish until I desolate your heart, so that you shall curse the hour of your birth.
    Chapter 17 (20% in)
  • I thought of Switzerland; it was far different from this desolate and appalling landscape.
    Chapter 19 (88% in)
  • Three years before, I was engaged in the same manner and had created a fiend whose unparalleled barbarity had desolated my heart and filled it forever with the bitterest remorse.
    Chapter 20 (3% in)
  • Know that, one by one, my friends were snatched away; I was left desolate.
    Chapter 23 (55% in)
  • The cold is excessive, and many of my unfortunate comrades have already found a grave amidst this scene of desolation.
    Chapter 24 (55% in)
  • Yet even that enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation; I am alone.
    Chapter 24 (91% in)

There are no more uses of "desolate" in Frankenstein.

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