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(of a place) empty of people.‘deserted beaches of soft sand’
- ‘Two men wake to find themselves chained at opposite ends of a deserted washroom somewhere in the Industrial Zone.’
- ‘He found the totem pole beside a deserted coastal village.’
- ‘Early on a June morning last year, four police officers drew up outside a warehouse on a deserted trading estate in Birmingham.’
- ‘Stroll from the hotel, past a scattering of houses, to the deserted beach for an early-morning intake of the elements.’
- ‘I ate a late lunch at a little deserted restaurant.’
- ‘Dirty black steps lead up to a deserted platform, blocked off somewhere behind a car repair yard.’
- ‘Click here for a gallery of pictures of the deserted village at Slievemore.’
- ‘We got off the bus to walk among the deserted business buildings of Burke.’
- ‘Behind the hall was a deserted graveyard overgrown with weeds.’
- ‘They follow him to a deserted spot where he leaves an envelope stuffed full of cash.’
- ‘A white trailer rolls onto the deserted main square of a quiet Midwestern town.’
- ‘The sick woman was then allowed to take possession of the deserted dwelling.’
- ‘Tan participated in an exhibition Cai organized in Taiwan, presenting an installation in a deserted blockhouse by the sea.’
- ‘City roads are presenting a deserted look during the afternoons.’
- ‘A young knight is riding through a deserted countryside, seeking shelter for the night.’
- ‘Scraping the ice off their cars, they travel along deserted roads, through the eerie, wintry stillness.’
- ‘I paused in Westcliff to sit in a deserted shelter.’
- ‘The image of the deserted city glows briefly, then vanishes.’
- ‘I think of sitting next to him on a deserted stretch of beach in California.’
- ‘The man in this story finds an attractive woman on a deserted road.’
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