Usage examples for devastate

  1. The fear that had taken possession of Marcy's mother- that possibly the Union forces might ascend the Roanoke River, capture Plymouth, and devastate the surrounding country- now took possession of Marcy also. – Marcy The Blockade Runner by Harry Castlemon
  2. Then the Tories again began to pillage and devastate the Broad River region. – Stories Of Georgia 1896 by Joel Chandler Harris
  3. The pick of the Turkish host, the Spahis, the Janissaries, had cast down their arms before them in thousands; while it was the talk of the bazaars that all that the Tartars were good for was to devastate conquered territory. – The Slaves of the Padishah by Mór Jókai