[Ads-l] decimation

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Wed Jan 7 13:18:12 UTC 2015


"I was devastated and decimated by the trial," said Christopher Darden, one of the prosecuting attorneys in the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

Does "decimated" there indicate that Mr. Darden lost weight?

--Charlie
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