Sentence Examples with the word Desolating

At length, after a desolating civil war, Prince Prempeh - who took the name of Kwaka Dua III.

The loneliness of a queen who had no husband or children and no relatives to mention must at all times have been oppressive; it grew desolating in old age after the deaths of Leicester, Walsingham, Burghley and Essex, and Elizabeth died, the last of her race, on the 24th of March 1603.

On the ist of April 1859 a crushing and desolating affliction fell upon him in the death of his mother.

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Italy only too often became the theatre of desolating and distracting wars.

To possess himself of the Netherlands, in right of his wife the infanta Maria Theresa (see Spanish Succession), led to a series of invasions and desolating wars.

He returned more resolved than ever to do his utmost to rouse the civilized world to put down the desolating slave-trade.

He died in 1525 while the Peasants' War was desolating his land, and was succeeded by his brother John, who was an enthusiastic supporter of the reformed faith and who shared with Philip, landgrave of Hesse, the leadership of the league of Schmalkalden.

After desolating Valencia for some three years it was put down by the help of troops from Castile.