Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
References in classic literature ?
Adam resolutely turned his back on the devastation and hurried on.
Basuli and his warriors had noted the devastation the moment they had come in sight of the farm.
And as there had been no other cities along the river up to that point, the devastation was infinitely greater than time alone could have wrought.
When the typhus fever had fulfilled its mission of devastation at Lowood, it gradually disappeared from thence; but not till its virulence and the number of its victims had drawn public attention on the school.
Society suddenly finds itself put back into a state of momentary barbarism; it appears as if a famine, a universal war of devastation had cut off the supply of every means of subsistence; industry and commerce seem to be destroyed; and why?
Here all is harmony; the devastation seems organized," said the colonel, pulling the chain of a bell; but the bell was without a clapper.
The ever-new passions which consumed her gave to her life the appearance of those clouds which float in the heavens, reflecting sometimes azure, sometimes fire, sometimes the opaque blackness of the tempest, and which leave no traces upon the earth behind them but devastation and death.
Statesmen, rulers, generals, and all men who act over an extensive sphere, are most liable to be deluded in this way; they commit wrong, devastation, and murder, on so grand a scale, that it impresses them as speculative rather than actual; but in our procession we find them linked in detestable conjunction with the meanest criminals whose deeds have the vulgarity of petty details.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Political Analyst Seyed Mohammad Marandi said despite the utter devastation caused by conflicts in Mosul and Aleppo, the Western media only choose to highlight the suffering in the Syrian province and downplays the plight of those in the Iraqi city.
ISLAMABAD -- National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has on Thursday told that 81 people have died due to the devastation brought by the monsoon while 125 have died and 120 houses have been ruined in FATA, Azad Kashmir and all four provinces.
Islamabad -- President Mamnoon Hussain has expressed deep sorrow over the devastation caused by recent landslides in China.
If you're a child of the 80s who remembers the Transformers as being the coolest cartoon on TV, then you're going to love Devastation.