Example sentences for: decrepit

How can you use “decrepit” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Additionally, in a city with "acres of abandoned and decrepit housing," local officials failed to spend millions in federal block grant money intended to rehabilitate housing for the poor.

  • He gives us dexterous word painting, like this description of a decrepit hospital in which "the ghosts of patients long departed recline on skeletal neststeads and the broken spirits of long gone junior doctors toe-tap mournfully over the linoleum."

  • Accompanying articles describe three Chinese towns: One town is decrepit, polluted, and filled with idle, state-owned factories; one is experimenting with private farming and local democracy; one is bustling with capitalism.

  • Their tombs and stone markers range from the ostentatious to the elegant, the well preserved to the decrepit.

  • El Mundo said the arrest has "strong symbolic weight" and that "treating the decrepit tyrant as a common criminal and forcing him to explain his actions in the face of international justice is a lesson not just for him but for all others of his ilk around the world."


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