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  • When they turned into a narrow street, Stephen glanced at his window with a dread that always haunted his desolate home; but it was open, as he had left it, and no one was there.
  • If it should unhappily appear,’ he said, ’after due pains and duty on my part, that I am brought to a position so desolate as this banishment, I shall not become the lady’s persecutor.
  • Would you have robbed me — for no one’s enrichment — only for the greater desolation of this world — of the immaterial part of my life, the spring and summer of my belief, my refuge from what is sordid and bad in the real things around me, my school in which I should have learned to be more humble and more trusting with them, and to hope in my little sphere to make them better?’

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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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