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«Music I heard with you was more than music, and bread I broke with you was more than bread. Now that I am without you, all is desolate; all that was once so beautiful is dead.»
«I come to present the strong claims of suffering humanity. I come to place before the Legislature of Massachusetts the condition of the miserable, the desolate, the outcast. I come as the advocate of helpless, forgotten, insane men and women; of beings sunk to a condition from which the unconcerned world would start with real horror.»
Author: Dorothea Dix
, The Advocate
«Fair as the exterior may be, if you go in, you will find bare places, heaps of rubbish that can never be taken away, cold hearths, desolate altars, and windows veiled with cobwebs»
Author: Myrtle Reed
, go in
, rubbish heap
«How many desolate creatures on the earth have learnt the simple dues of fellowship and social comfort, in a hospital.»
«CREDITOR, n. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions.»
«Garter, n.: An elastic band intended to keep a woman from coming out of her stockings and desolating the country.»
«Of all the things that oppress me, this sense of the evil working of nature herself - my disgust at her barbarity - clumsiness - darkness - bitter mockery of herself - is the most desolating.»
«It keeps eternal whispering around / Desolate shores.»
«If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.»
Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
, Civil-Rights Leader
«No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.»