Soon the Residency and the banqueting hall were virtually stripped.
Being given over to summer groups of teenagers, the house was virtually stripped of furnishings, and the paint and plaster were peeling everywhere.
The White House, the Pentagon and the Capitol were evacuated, except for the Situation Room in the White House where Vice President Cheney remained in charge, giving the eerie impression of a national capital virtually stripped of its key institutions.
Keogh's thrust had virtually stripped the base of military transport.
It is a big cavern, painted black, virtually stripped of furnishings except for some spotlights that still hang from the ceiling.
That, and the surrounding dense bush, is why four strands of cable could be stripped from nine miles of poles virtually without anyone noticing.
With parts of 1st Infantry Division also deployed in Iraq, and others on peacekeeping duties in the Balkans, Seventh Army was virtually stripped of combat formations.
Samarkand became part of the Russian Empire in 1868, and the independence of Bukhara was virtually stripped away in a peace treaty the same year.
Despite their gains, the Greeks were in a precarious position, as they had virtually stripped their northern frontier of weapons and men in order to sustain the Albanian front, making them too weak to resist a possible German attack via Bulgaria.
As Sileshi Tessera writes in his study, "Tach Gayint has been virtually stripped of vegetation."