barren land, with very little water and vegetation, often sand-covered
leave without help or support
leave military service without permission
"The mother deserted her children"
"If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot"
"the students deserted the campus after the end of exam period"
In this desert inaccessible, Under the shade of melancholy boughs.
出自：As You Like It , Shakespeare
Hot winds whistle columns of dust out of the desert into the town.
出自： R. P. Jhabvala
Once they move out of a town centre, others will follow, leaving a desert.
Far too many children have died in a desert of apathy.
His slacken'd hand deserts the lance it bore.
St. Kilda,..where men clung tenaciously for a time, but which..they have now deserted.
出自： J. Hawkes
Camels are peculiarly adapted for life in the desert.