It is the desolation of exiled Tibetans that dominates the tenor here, but it is not the only one.
Some people assume that if you can't speak or hear, you live in a cage of silence and desolation.
She vividly describes the desolation and frustration of incarceration and puts Knox in every scene.
As you work through the collection, the scenes become more stagnant, more still, as desolation takes over.
It recalls the descriptions in the Hebrew prophets of the desolation coming upon Nineveh.
She returned at last to her little home, to find it a scene of desolation.
When the parties met at the corner they separated and each groped his way homeward through the desert of desolation.
There was a monotone of desolation as she went on speaking in a whisper meant for the ears of no other.
With my thumb and finger I annihilated the laborious monuments of centuries, and saw havoc and desolation in our wake.
For him this was desolation, such a catastrophe that he forgot his torments.
late 14c., "action of laying waste," also "sorrow, grief," from Old French desolacion (12c.) "desolation, devastation, hopelessness, despair," from Church Latin desolationem (nominative desolatio), noun of action from past participle stem of desolare (see desolate (adj.)). Meaning "condition of being ruined or wasted" is from early 15c.