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desolate
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • At times this deep strain of pathos was all that could be heard, and scarcely heard sighing amid a desolate silence.
  • On the threshold she paused—turned partly round—for perchance the idea of entering alone and all so changed, the home of so intense a former life, was more dreary and desolate than even she could bear.
  • Each, in its utmost development, supposes a high degree of intimacy and heart-knowledge; each renders one individual dependent for the food of his affections and spiritual fife upon another: each leaves the passionate lover, or the no less passionate hater, forlorn and desolate by the withdrawal of his subject.

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  • The photos show the desolate surface of the moon.
  • It is in her book of desolate desert photographs.

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