Lexicographical Neighbors of Devastative
Literary usage of Devastative
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1884)
"... to gather up the supply of water now running to waste and increasing the devastative power of floods, together with the excess of the spring and fall ..."
2. The Parliamentary Debatesby Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament by Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament (1823)
"There was something so horribly devastative in war, something so afflicting to the human race— that hardly under any other circumstances than the imperative ..."
3. Chartism by Thomas Carlyle (1840)
"... for long years;' his requisitions, flying irregular, devastative, like the whirlwind, were less supportable than Roman strictness and method, ..."
4. Wood and Forest by William Noyes (1912)
"A third incentive to devastative methods was the levy of what were considered unjust taxes. Hundreds of thousands of acres in the white pine region, ..."