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  • The elders and the chiefs met to discuss what they could do about the wasting disease that was quickly decimating their warriors.†   (source)
  • Decimated but stubborn, they were among those who chose a fugitive life rather than Oklahoma.†   (source)
  • With Redd's permission, he procured food for the Alyssians; in exchange, he provided her with intelligence on their military maneuvers-intelligence from which he left out important details, for if the Alyssians were decimated, he would not be quite so rich.†   (source)
  • Sometimes a wolf would die, but never were they decimated again like that first time.†   (source)
  • Unsurprisingly, the adult section had been decimated by looters; my choices seemed limited to hunting gear and industrial jumpsuits.†   (source)
  • There had never been much family to begin with and the years had decimated the rest.†   (source)
  • Augustus was hoping for a rush, confident that with the two of them shooting they could decimate the Indians to such an extent that the survivors might leave.†   (source)
  • If they hesitated or turned back, their buddies ashore would be decimated.†   (source)
  • He did not like this news; he had counted on the brothers Baratheon decimating each other in bloody battle.†   (source)
  • Having chased them for the better part of ten minutes, the hornets began the winding journey hack to their decimated nest.†   (source)
  • Although there had indeed already been a trapdoor in the chaplain's office, it proved too costly to decimate the cafeteria below it, which accommodated the drop.†   (source)
  • The earth's entire population is about to be decimated.†   (source)
  • Epilogue High on a bluff on the Island at the Edge of the World, the High King sat, idly chewing on one of the long grasses that had begun to grow again on the fields decimated by the battle.†   (source)
  • The army of the Scyldings was weakened, decimated.†   (source)
  • Eddis's Thief spoiled those plans, but you came about well, and here you are, once again ready to see my army decimated and your Medes heroes.†   (source)
  • He had feared that the Battle of Bryn Shander had decimated his people to a point from which they could never recover.†   (source)
  • In war it's dangerous to be experienced, battle-hardened, and decimated, because you are at once necessary and expendable.†   (source)
  • A horrified A. P. Hill realizes that his army has been decimated.†   (source)
  • A decimated cheese board rested on an ottoman, and cracker crumbs littered the rug, and someone's forgotten shawl was slung across the back of a chair.†   (source)
  • An American air strike ended Zarqawi's life in June 2006, and by the end of the decade al-Qaeda in Iraq had been decimated.†   (source)
  • By this time the Indian fighting had become like dangerous cattle drives—the tribes were forced into revolt, driven and decimated, and the sad, sullen remnants settled on starvation lands.†   (source)
  • My rather meek remonstrance to the effect that wolves had been preying on caribou, without decimating the herds, for some tens of thousands of years before the white men came to Brochet, either fell on deaf ears or roused my listeners to fury at my partisanship.†   (source)
  • When the remaining forces finally reach the foot of Kolvir, he'll decimate them there.†   (source)
  • First of all, if I was expected to come to Yamacraw Island to preside over the intellectual decimation of forty kids, you selected the wrong boy.†   (source)
  • They were the survivors of a decimated unit that had been taken out of the front line after four days of heavy fighting and was being sent to the rear for a short rest.†   (source)
  • Hezbollah fighters decimated loyalist militias in Beirut.
  • the Revolution decimated my family.   (source)
  • Well, covens fought to the last man—were utterly decimated—to protect them.†   (source)
  • Another edifice constructed by the human mind, decimated by human nature.†   (source)
  • It feels more designed to keep us in lockdown than to decimate 13.†   (source)
  • The barbarians, too, had been decimated.†   (source)
  • Benito had to keep making more as they fought amongst themselves, and as the covens he decimated took more than half his force down before they lost.†   (source)
  • After the Shrike had decimated their commando teams, the torchship captain returned to the Swarm to be executed.†   (source)
  • I'm sure our numbers would have been pretty severely decimated, but they were sure that theirs would be, too.†   (source)
  • Our own hoverplanes were grounded after the Capitol's antiaircraft missiles decimated the first few waves.†   (source)
  • Especially disturbing to the naval contingent were reports from down below that Italian troops now were shot quite casually for disciplinary reasons, and that the Italian generals, like their French counterparts, were executing men in decimations for crimes they had not: committed.†   (source)
  • The invading Marines had dubbed it "Green Beach" and it was across this killing field that young John Bradley, a Navy corpsman, raced under decimating fire.†   (source)
  • For Easy Company, it had been a day of grievous loss and historic valor: For its day's work, the badly decimated unit would receive a Medal of Honor, four Navy Crosses, two Silver Stars, and a number of Purple Hearts—one of the most decorated engagements in the history of the United States Marine Corps.†   (source)
  • The monsters never had the chance to regroup, and by the time they were even able to raise their weapons in response, their ranks had been decimated.†   (source)
  • Yet, when all was said and done, who, in that terrorstricken, decimated populace, had scope for any activity worthy of his manhood?†   (source)
  • They did not notice the cholera which decimated Paris precisely during that very month.†   (source)
  • The disaster of the hollow road had decimated, but not discouraged them.†   (source)
  • Granted that his generation, however bruised and decimated from this Victorian war, were the heirs of progress.†   (source)
  • The Crusades and the wars of the English decimated the nobles and divided their possessions; the erection of communities introduced an element of democratic liberty into the bosom of feudal monarchy; the invention of fire-arms equalized the villein and the noble on the field of battle; printing opened the same resources to the minds of all classes; the post was organized so as to bring the same information to the door of the poor man's cottage and to the gate of the palace; and Protestantism proclaimed that all men are alike able to find the road to heaven.†   (source)
  • The Revolution came; events succeeded each other with precipitation; the parliamentary families, decimated, pursued, hunted down, were dispersed.†   (source)
  • M. Mabeuf opened his bookcase, took a long look at all his books, one after another, as a father obliged to decimate his children would gaze upon them before making a choice, then seized one hastily, put it in under his arm and went out.†   (source)
  • On the 6th of June, 1832, a company of the National Guards from the suburbs, commanded by the Captain Fannicot, above mentioned, had itself decimated in the Rue de la Chanvrerie out of caprice and its own good pleasure.†   (source)
  • Bauduin, killed, Foy wounded, conflagration, massacre, carnage, a rivulet formed of English blood, French blood, German blood mingled in fury, a well crammed with corpses, the regiment of Nassau and the regiment of Brunswick destroyed, Duplat killed, Blackmann killed, the English Guards mutilated, twenty French battalions, besides the forty from Reille's corps, decimated, three thousand men in that hovel of Hougomont alone cut down, slashed to pieces, shot, burned, with their throats cut,—and all this so that a peasant can say to-day to the traveller: Monsieur, give me three francs, and if you like, I will explain to you the affair of Waterloo!†   (source)
  • If, on the French side, in that tussle of the cuirassiers, Delort, l'Heritier, Colbert, Dnop, Travers, and Blancard were disabled, on the side of the English there was Alten wounded, Barne wounded, Delancey killed, Van Meeren killed, Ompteda killed, the whole of Wellington's staff decimated, and England had the worse of it in that bloody scale.†   (source)
  • existence, the agonies of birth and death: the monotonous menstruation of simian and (particularly) human females extending from the age of puberty to the menopause: inevitable accidents at sea, in mines and factories: certain very painful maladies and their resultant surgical operations, innate lunacy and congenital criminality, decimating epidemics: catastrophic cataclysms which make terror the basis of human mentality: seismic upheavals the epicentres of which are located in densely populated regions: the fact of vital growth, through convulsions of metamorphosis, from infancy through maturity to decay.†   (source)
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