Do you remember the scene in which the mayor and his cronies take Dmitri to this desolate place and threaten him with a gun?
I take a last longing glimpse, before facing front and reality: the desolate in-between before I see my beloved Hawaii again.
The palm trees have gone, leaving a desolate wasteland of stumps reaching into the sky.
late 14c., from desolate (adj.). Related: Desolated; desolating.