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Uninhabited and desolate
“As they sat on gray folding chairs in the desert wasteland, the war seemed to be in dismal shape.”
Like a desert
“I looked at the scorching desert sand as the silvery moon was cooling it.”
A waterless, desolate area of land with little or no vegetation, typically one covered with sand
“The vehicles have been modified to suit conditions in the desert.”
A situation or place considered dull and uninteresting
“The Istanbul of the 1970s was considered to be something of a cultural desert - certainly in terms of classical music.”
That which is deserved or merited
To cause to remain behind
“… deserted the kids at the food court for some independent shopping.”
Illegally leave the armed forces
“After that, the troops began to desert en masse.”
To leave (anything that depends on one's presence to survive, exist, or succeed), especially when contrary to a promise or obligation
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