How to use Decimated in a sentence
Half the population of his planet had been decimated by famine and war.
Kebir after Arabi Pasha and all his officers, from general to subaltern, had fled, and gave way only when decimated by the British field artillery firing case shot.
The Moors decimated the native population; when they in turn were expelled, the country lost not only a numerically large section of its inhabitants, but the section best able to develop its natural wealth.
After seeing his comrades decimated by the plague at Constantinople he resolved to change his mode of life, and, on his return to Italy, after a rigorous pilgrimage and a period of ascetic retreat, became a monk in the Cistercian abbey of Casamari.
Europeans are not quite so blithe on these matters, having seen the continent decimated twice in the past century by war.Advertisement
The German contingent, already decimated by the Turks, merged with the French, who had fared only slightly better, at Acre.
Their small island was untouched. The trees and jungle beyond were decimated by chasms and fallen trees.
The city would be completely dead before morning, decimated within a day.
If his reason for taking refuge in Ishbaal's capital Mahanaim is not obvious, it is even more remarkable that he should have been received kindly by the Ammonites whom he had previously decimated.
The southern districts and the Amazon and its tributaries were often raided by slave-hunting expeditions, and their Indian populations were either decimated, or driven farther into the inaccessible forests.Advertisement
They were hindered by murderous tribal wars in which imported muskets more than decimated the Maori.
A starved and decimated population stood face to face with difficulties, not only on every frontier but indeed to some extent within the borders of the State itself.
During Basil's reign a terrible visitation of the "Black Death" decimated the population.
Jerusalem was saved eventually by a plague, which decimated the Assyrian army and obliged Sennacherib to return to Nineveh.
It was slowly being decimated and fragmented by Czerno's blood-sucking vamps.Advertisement
Half the population of his planet had been decimated by famine and war, and for all he knew, his intended was among them.
Qatwal has been under attack directly since Anshan was decimated by that lunatic A'Ran.
He and his army almost decimated our population in the eighteen hundreds... can I ask you a question?
The introduced American signal crayfish has decimated our native population due to a fungus which it carries.
Such a shift would help revitalize rural economies decimated by the global economy.Advertisement
Above all else tho, this was a real triumph in adversity, with the squad so decimated by injury.
The species assemblages of the Lickey heaths where not decimated by tree planting are a unique resource.
The death of Home Rule not only decimated his British audience, it also freed Irish protestantism from the restraints of political cohesion.
No official line on what to do if your flat gets decimated by hellfire missiles, unfortunately.
The head of this list is iteratively decimated and the list updated until a target number of vertices for the sparse polyhedron is met.Advertisement
Maximinian wished to use them in persecuting the Christians, but as they themselves were of this faith, they refused, and for this, after having been twice decimated, the legion was exterminated at Octodurum (Martigny) near Geneva.
Pearse's detachment was decimated by an epidemic of cholera (perhaps the first mention of this disease by name in Indian history); but the survivors penetrated to Madras, and not only held in check Bhonsla and the nizam, but also corroborated the lesson taught by Goddard - that the Company's sepoys could march anywhere, when boldly led.
As a logical consequence of this view of disease the mode of treatment among peoples in the lower stages of culture is mainly magical; they endeavour to propitiate the evil spirits by sacrifice, to expel them by spells, &c. (see Exorcism), to drive them away by blowing, &c.; conversely we find the Khonds attempt to keep away smallpox by placing thorns and brushwood in the paths leading to places decimated by that disease, in the hope of making the disease demon retrace his steps.
Evangelical theology is being decimated by this teaching that seems so zealous to discover how sparse the faith that justifies can be.
It is believed that this type of reef will help with the recovery of reefs that have been decimated by pollution.Advertisement
Hurricane Katrina and Rita's gut punches decimated oil refineries along the Gulf Coast, effectively shutting down more than 30% of U.S. production facilities.
His people were decimated, his planet virtually dead.
For two years more the fighting continued with varying success, until Charles of Valois, who had been sent by Boniface to invade Sicily, was forced to sue for peace, his army being decimated by the plague, and in August 1302 the treaty of Caltabellotta was signed, by which Frederick was recognized king of Trinacria (the name Sicily was not to be used) for his lifetime, and was to marry Eleonora, the daughter of Charles II.; at his death the kingdom was to revert to the Angevins (this clause was inserted chiefly to save Charles's face), and his children would receive compensation elsewhere.
The king a prisoner, the dauphin discredited and deserted, and the nobility decimated, The states the peoplethat is to say, the states-generalcould 1356 raise their voice.
Evangelical theology is being decimated by this teaching that seems so zealous " to discover how sparse the faith that justifies can be.Advertisement
Today our national fauna has been decimated by modern farming practices and the huge loss of unimproved habitats to the plow.
As the ocean continues to become more acidic because of carbon dioxide emissions, coral reefs are becoming decimated.
Days of Our Lives is the sole remaining NBC soap opera after nearly two decades of cancellations have decimated other NBC daytime dramas including Santa Barbara, Generations, Passions, Sunset Beach and Another World.
The position was then desperate, wholesale desertion and starvation had decimated the garrison, and three weeks later Ali Riza Pasha, the Turkish commander, was compelled to surrender.
On landing (October 2) at Cape Coast, Wolseley found the Ashanti, who had been decimated by smallpox and fever, preparing to return home.Advertisement
The war went on with varying success, until Charles of Valois, summoned by the pope to conduct the campaign, landed in Sicily and, his army being decimated by disease, made peace with Frederick at Caltabellotta (1302).
Marching with a large and splendid army through Hungary, he reached Asia Minor, where his forces were decimated by disease and by the sword.
It was scrambling her logic and had completely decimated her self-control where he was concerned.
In that rough age crimes of violence predominated, and the king's justiciars regularly perambulated the land in search of offenders, and decimated every village which refused to surrender fugitive criminals.
After the feudal vassals, decimated Struggle by the wars of religion and the executioners hand, with the and after the recalcitrant taxpayers, the Protestants, Protest- in their turn, and by their own fault, experienced this.Advertisement
Next day the attack was renewed, heavy columns coming up the slopes against the Passo di Buole, only to be thrown back, broken and decimated, one brigade being practically destroyed.
Ina people politically decimated and wearied, he was able to develop freely all the Napoleonic ideals.
In 1824 the 47th Bengal infantry refused to march when it was ordered for service in Burma, and after being decimated by British artillery was struck out of the army list.
The section of the crusading army led by the bishop was decimated, but Otto reached Jerusalem, and returned to Bavaria in 1148 or 1149.