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Example sentences for "decimate"

Lexicographically close words:
deciduous; decima; decimal; decimals; decimam; decimated; decimating; decimation; decimeter; decimo
  1. Suddenly a terrible plague broke out in the city, and threatened to decimate the population.

  2. The Turcomen Tekkes number to-day more than fifteen thousand mounted plunderers, whose only occupation consists in organizing a system of vast brigandage, to decimate families and ravage hamlets.

  3. For these fatal epidemics decimate men as well as cattle, and we may at least ward off from our children the desolating disease which at present afflicts ourselves.

  4. Finally, although the typhus be one of the gravest maladies which destroy and decimate cattle, all sick animals are not mortally affected thereby.

  5. Owing to the precaution they have taken of never drinking spirits, they have escaped the general degradation and most of the diseases which decimate the other Indians, and have remained vigorous and intelligent.

  6. The Tigreros are generally wood rangers or old hunters, who, for a certain salary and a premium on each hide, engage with a hacendero to kill the wild beasts that decimate his herds.

  7. A lion had only to come to decimate the people.

  8. A leopard had only to come to decimate the people.

  9. Turkeys, too, do remarkably well in Cuba when given free range, and they are not subject to those ills which result from sleet, snow and chilling winds that decimate the little ones in most parts of the United States.

  10. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "decimate" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.
    Other words:
    annihilate; butcher; condemn; confound; consume; damn; decapitate; decimate; demolish; desolate; despoil; destroy; devastate; devour; dismantle; dissolve; dynamite; gobble; gut; kill; massacre; pulverize; ravage; raze; ruin; shatter; shipwreck; shoot; slaughter; smash; undo; unmake; upheave; vaporize; waste; wrack; wreck