“I am a little surprised they did not think the networks were decimated in 2012,” he said.
Yet the notion that Barak “decimated the Israeli peace camp” is ahistorical at best.
In Colorado, he decimated his Republican challenger 87 percent to 10 percent.
This is welcome news to publishers of all types of media, who have been decimated by the Internet's “cult of the free.”
And to the extent that we have decimated al Qaeda, it has been without war, largely in Pakistan.
As it was, those who left the plantation were decimated by disease and want.
A decimated enemy in the first flush of annoyance can be dangerous.
He took a parting review of the decimated regiments which had marched so long and fought so well under his command.
decimated, out-worn, but dangerous, the aiding regiments from the left did well.
They decimated the companions of my relation Alfred, and put him to death.
c.1600, in reference to the practice of punishing mutinous military units by capital execution of one in every 10, by lot; from Latin decimatus, past participle of decimare (see decimation). Killing one in ten, chosen by lots, from a rebellious city or a mutinous army was a common punishment in classical times. The word has been used (incorrectly, to the irritation of pedants) since 1660s for "destroy a large portion of." Related: Decimated; decimating.