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desolate
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

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  • They had come to the Brown Lands that lay, vast and desolate, between Southern Mirkwood and the hills of the Emyn Muil.
    2.9 -- Book 2 Chapter 9 -- The Great River (4% in)
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  • But the Northern Lands had long been desolate, and the North Road was now seldom used: it was grass-grown, and the Bree-folk called it the Greenway.
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- At the Sign of The Prancing Pony (15% in)
  • 'How surprised Bilbo would have been to see all the changes in the Desolation of Smaug!'
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Many Meetings (60% in)
  • In the North after the war and the slaughter of the Gladden Fields the Men of Westernesse were diminished, and their city of Annuminas beside Lake Evendim fell into ruin; and the heirs of Valandil removed and dwelt at Fornost on the high North Downs, and that now too is desolate.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (17% in)
  • ' "The enemy must have some great need or purpose," said Radagast; "but what it is that makes him look to these distant and desolate parts, I cannot guess."
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (56% in)

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