desert englannista suomeksi
loikata, karata, lähteä paikaltaan
1600, (w), (w)
- From the highest spire of contentment / my fortune is thrown; / and fear and grief and pain for my deserts / are my hopes, since hope is gone.
1609, (w), Sonnet 17:
- Who will believe my verse in time to come,
- If it were fill'd with your most high deserts?
1897, (w), (w) Chapter 21
- "Nonsense, Mina. It is a shame to me to hear such a word. I would not hear it of you. And I shall not hear it from you. May God judge me by my deserts, and punish me with more bitter suffering than even this hour, if by any act or will of mine anything ever come between us!"
July 4, 1789, (w), ''Eulogium on Major-General Greene''
- His reputation falls far below his desert.
1971 (w), (w)
- "It is true that certain common sense precepts of justice, particularly those which concern the protection of liberties and rights, or which express the claims of desert, seem to contradict this contention."
(RQ:Pope Windsor Forest)
(quote-book)| chapter=5|title= The Lonely Pyramid| passage=The desert storm was riding in its strength; the travellers lay beneath the mastery of the fell simoom. Whirling wreaths and columns of burning wind, rushed around and over them.
Any barren place or situation.
1858, William Howitt, ''Land, Labour, and Gold; Or, Two Years in Victoria'' (page 54)
- He declared that the country was an intellectual desert; that he was famishing for spiritual aliment, and for discourse on matters beyond mere nuggets, prospectings, and the price of gold.
2006, Philip N. Cooke, ''Creative Industries in Wales: Potential and Pitfalls'' (page 34)
- So the question that is commonly asked is, why put a media incubator in a media desert and have it managed by a civil servant?
1611, Bible ((w)), Luke ix. 10
- He (..) went aside privately into a desert place.
1750, Thomas Gray, "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard", Stanza 14:
- Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, / And waste its sweetness on the desert air.
desert (desolate terrain)
(senseid) The situation of deserving something.
(senseid) wilderness (gloss)
(RQ:Wycliffe NT Lichfield)