In wandering round the shattered walls and through the devastated
interior, I gathered evidence that the calamity was not of late occurrence.
By this time the music had stopped, and the musicians-a fiddler, and the young lady who played the harmonium on Sundays-were hastily refreshing themselves at one corner of the supper-table which aligned its devastated
pie-dishes and ice-cream saucers on the platform at the end of the hall.
He made three strides across the devastated
area, captured the kitten neatly, and went his way towards the shed, with her purring loudly on his shoulder.
The hospital was in a small Prussian town that had been twice devastated
by Russian and French troops.
The air was filled with dust and flying bits of vegetation and when the storm carried her across an irrigated area of farm land she saw great trees and stone walls and buildings lifted high in air and scattered broadcast over the devastated
country; and then she was carried swiftly on to other sights that forced in upon her consciousness a rapidly growing conviction that after all Tara of Helium was a very small and insignificant and helpless person.
They found China devastated
, a howling wilderness through which wandered bands of wild dogs and desperate bandits who had survived.
He is more inclined to believe that the expulsion of the foe from England was synchronous with widespread victories by the allies upon the continent, and that the people of England merely emigrated from their ruined cities and their devastated
, blood-drenched fields to the mainland, in the hope of finding, in the domain of the conquered enemy, cities and farms which would replace those they had lost.
By virtue of the Red One many alien villages had been devastated
and even wiped out, the prisoners sacrificed to the Red One.
Presently they came to the last steep descent, and emerged from the devastated
fragment of a wood almost on to the sea level.
The wind dropped with the sun, leaving a maddened sea and a devastated
A hail of minor shells could not have given her upper works a more broken, torn, and devastated
aspect: and she had about her the worn, weary air of ships coming from the far ends of the world -- and indeed with truth, for in her short passage she had been very far; sighting, verily, even the coast of the Great Beyond, whence no ship ever returns to give up her crew to the dust of the earth.
In the United States, floods in the Midwest in June devastated
at least seven states causing billions of dollars in property and crop damage and leading to the reassessment of the area levees that had proven inadequate to hold back the rising waters.