- Ithilien, the garden of Gondor now desolate kept still a dishevelled dryad loveliness.4.4 -- Book 4 Chapter 4 -- Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit (17% in)
- Chapter 10 The Voice of Saruman They passed through the ruined tunnel and stood upon a heap of stones, gazing at the dark rock of Orthanc, and its many windows, a menace still in the desolation that lay all about it.3.10 -- Book 3 Chapter 10 -- The Voice of Saruman (1% in)
- They had come to the desolation that lay before Mordor: the lasting monument to the dark labour of its slaves that should endure when all their purposes were made void; a land defiled, diseased beyond all healing — unless the Great Sea should enter in and wash it with oblivion.4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Passage of the Marshes (77% in)
There are no more uses of "desolate" in The Two Towers.
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