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desolate
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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empty, providing no shelter or sustenance
  • The night-crawlers had retired, but ripe chinaberries drummed on the roof when the wind stirred, and the darkness was desolate with the barking of distant dogs.
    p. 76.8
desolate = empty, lonely, providing no support
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