Usage examples for wilderness

  1. The institution is dedicated to St. Mary, but this little chapel looks, though in the midst of a city, as if it should have been sacred to St. John of the wilderness. – Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope
  2. He is gone into the wilderness with his mother to gather dates and other fruits. – Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers by W. A. Clouston
  3. I shall always remember the war- dance which now took place; it was a sight only to be seen in the wilderness, and where civilisation has made no progress. – The White Chief of the Caffres by A.W. Drayson