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  • Flames ravaged their home.
  • The ravages of climate change.
  • The country was ravaged by AIDS.
  • the ravages of time

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  • He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • She got out her curling irons and lighted the gas and went to work repairing the ravages made by generosity added to love.
    O. Henry  --  The Gift of the Maji
  • He has a pipe clenched in his teeth, and the smoke blurs his ravaged face.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Also, a disease unlike any before known to man has been ravaging the earth’s people—a disease called the Flare.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • At one point they passed a ravaged-looking man—his clothes torn, his hair matted with some kind of black goo, skin covered in rashes—as he fell on a drugged-out teenager and started beating him.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • They lived in a world ravaged by heat, after all.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order

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  • I reflected on how mass imprisonment has littered the national landscape with carceral monuments of reckless and excessive punishment and ravaged communities with our hopeless willingness to condemn and discard the most vulnerable among us.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Grief and despair had ravaged it.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • She ravaged some of the best gardens in Colombo and Nuwara Eliya.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • The Chancellor stared at Wells, as if looking for a sign of remorse or glee—anything to help him understand why his son had tried to set fire to the only tree evacuated from their ravaged planet.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • My father was fighting a war against letumosis, the pestilence that has ravaged our planet for over a dozen years.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Four occupants of the ravaged apartment building perished, three of them from the same family—Irving Zahler, 30, his 27-year-old wife, Marilyn, and their 4-year-old son, Monte.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Despite the ravages of conquest, this part of Oakwald Forest remained untouched.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • He felt sick at the thought of those men—first dying in such a horrible way, and then having even their corpses ravaged.
    Linda Sue Park  --  A Long Walk to Water
  • His voice was husky and edging toward ravaged.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • I’ve seen countless uncureds dragged to their procedures, so racked and ravaged by love that they would rather tear their eyes out, or try to impale themselves on the barbed-wire fences outside of the laboratories, than be without it.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Nowhere in the frantic, fear-ravaged room could I find a sympathetic eye.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • But the crinkling came again, louder, and when I pushed the door open, I wasn’t staring at a group of rats ravaging a bag of snack Food.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • The music may have buoyed her spirit but her retreat into darkness had left her body feeling weak and ravaged.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Even the strongest body could not endure the consuming ravages of high fever for more than a day or two, and Jamie had little strength left to see him through such a siege.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • They try to smile at me, but even Venia can’t conceal her shock at my ravaged mutt body.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Heartburn ravaged his chest.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • The wars in Afghanistan have ravaged the roads connecting Kabul, Herat, and Kandahar.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • I had just seen a group of boys from a dozen war-ravaged countries come together as a team and create improbable beauty on the soccer pitch.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • He who is the religious advocate of marriage robs whole millions of its sacred influence, and leaves them to the ravages of wholesale pollution.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • The lamplight, thrown upward, was not kind to his ravaged face: It showed every etched line of harshness and worry and despair.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Like the remnants of a ravaged army, we helped one another back over the sand dunes, picking up those who fell, supporting those who could barely walk.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • After ravaging the lawn for about an hour, one of us had the presence of mind to ask him, "Whose house is this?"
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • They were used to the ravages of war, and knew that the wind could not deliver them a fatal blow.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • It passed gradually from the rich, to whom it was at first exclusively reserved, to the lower classes, and then its ravages could not be arrested.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • And on Mondays eight servants, including an extra gardener, toiled all day with mops and scrubbing-brushes and hammers and garden-shears, repairing the ravages of the night before.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • "There were signs that a band of Urgals had ravaged the town," stated Brom.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Farid had told me on the way there that Karteh-Seh had been one of the most war-ravaged neighborhoods in Kabul, and, as we stepped out of the truck, the evidence was overwhelming.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • What springs into my mind are those news reports about tornadoes or fires, how they’ll ravage one house but leave the one next door intact.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • It was then that Langdon saw the ravaged shreds of parchment clinging all over the lining of his jacket.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Some ravaging long illness, or mild arrows a-flying down one day from Artemis?
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Where’s— A face appeared before her: colorless, sunken eyes, ravaged and diseased-looking skin, matted hair.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Hunger and disease ravaged that poor land: a million people died in Ireland’s Great Famine in the 1840s.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • Certain backward areas have advanced, and various devices, always in some way connected with warfare and police espionage, have been developed, but experiment and invention have largely stopped, and the ravages of the atomic war of the nineteen-fifties have never been fully repaired.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Maybe the quiet, reserved mother who would testify for her son had a portrait somewhere that was ravaged with guilt, twisted with pain.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • The baboon ravaging Canary Wharf looked like he would eat anything, not just foods ending with an —o, and would have no difficulty ripping me limb from limb.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • The windows were curtainless, and the yellow moonlight, flooding in through the diamond panes, enabled one to see even colours, whilst it softened the wealth of dust which lay over all and disguised in some measure the ravages of time and moth.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • But his figure fell into rotundity at the waist, his hair was scant and grey and his face, when the waves of expression had passed over it, had a ravaged look.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Sometimes, driving in the country, he had seen bicyclists with huge bunches strapped before them on the handles, the bloom already fading from the dying heads, the ravaged stalks straggling naked and unclean.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • It was hard to take my eyes off his ravaged neck and jaw—hard to believe that even a vampire could have survived so many sets of teeth ripping into his throat.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Food was scanty, one blanket for three men, and the ravages of smallpox, pneumonia and typhoid gave the place the name of a pest-house.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
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