- They had come to the Brown Lands that lay, vast and desolate, between Southern Mirkwood and the hills of the Emyn Muil.2.9 — Book 2 Chapter 9 — The Great River (4% in)
- But the Northern Lands had long been desolate, and the North Road was now seldom used: it was grass-grown, and the Bree-folk called it the Greenway.1.9 — Book 1 Chapter 9 — At the Sign of The Prancing Pony (15% in)
- 'How surprised Bilbo would have been to see all the changes in the Desolation of Smaug!'2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Many Meetings (60% in)
- In the North after the war and the slaughter of the Gladden Fields the Men of Westernesse were diminished, and their city of Annuminas beside Lake Evendim fell into ruin; and the heirs of Valandil removed and dwelt at Fornost on the high North Downs, and that now too is desolate.2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Council of Elrond (17% in)
- ' "The enemy must have some great need or purpose," said Radagast; "but what it is that makes him look to these distant and desolate parts, I cannot guess."2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Council of Elrond (56% in)
There are no more uses of "desolate" in The Fellowship of the Ring.
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