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desolate
used in Arrowsmith

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felt desolate
Definition
sad or miserable—and often lonely
  • He went home desolately ascetic, and longed for Orchid all the night.
    Chapter 21 (98% in)

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  • He began to work out the formula of production—and he was desolate.
    Chapter 24 (18% in)
  • He gave up the double room at the front of his boarding-house for a hall-room at the rear, and in that narrow den he sat and mourned in a desolation of loneliness.
    Chapter 8 (99% in)
  • During his first obstetrical case, when the student with him was merely nervous as they fidgeted by the bed in the hard desolation of the hospital room, Fatty was terrified, and he longed as he had never longed for anything in his flabby yet wistful life to comfort this gray-faced, straining, unknown woman, to take her pains on himself.
    Chapter 10 (88% in)
  • To Crynssen County, Leopolis with its four thousand people was a metropolis, but in the pinched stillness of the dawn it was a tiny graveyard: Main Street a sandy expanse, the low shops desolate as huts.
    Chapter 15 (70% in)

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