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wasteland

a barren or desolate area of land, not or no longer used for cultivation or building
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A tip-off from a member of the public led to police conducting an extensive search of the wasteland beginning on September 23.
Many magazines are by themselves wastelands, but few would argue for a "Federal Magazine Commission," entrusted with the job of improving the world of magazines as a whole.
In the modern era, television is much less like a wasteland and much more like Manhattan, in the sense that it contains an astonishingly wide range of options, suitable for many tastes.
If television viewers end up seeing a wasteland, it is because that is what they have chosen to see.
Cities, farms, swamps, deserts, jungles, arctic wastelands, beaches and even finer features such as waves and reefs are texture-mapped down to the last ultra-realistic detail, providing an authentic feeling of flight.
Like urban garages, car parts shops and so on, such places tend to spring up spontaneously like weeds in wastelands and interstices of cities.
Loosely titled after Akira Kurosawa's 1970 film about an adolescent who drives an imaginary trolley through a combined garbage dump and shantytown in the wastelands of Siberia, this post-consumer wagon train is put together with the practical know-how and childlike ingenuity of utopian engineering.
Among the dreary wastelands of pompous, boring, prolix, trite, self-satisfied, overblown, amateurish and downright ridiculous architectural sites, the Architecture Hate Page stands Out as being fun (well quite).
Helter Skelter' addresses the darker, angst-ridden side of contemporary life," wrote Schimmel, "and has little in common with the stereotypes of LA as a cultural wasteland or a sunny dreamland of fun.
The first Sunday of Lent focuses on the waters and the wasteland.
Scripture gives us a second name: "wilderness people," people of the wasteland.