Example sentences for: decrepit

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

  • 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."

  • Equally fascinating are the two parallel, partly residential streets — O’Reilly and Obrapía — where grand neoclassical and colonial buildings intermingle with decrepit tenements.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • Clint Eastwood, in his 21 st directorial effort, is a decrepit newspaper reporter rushing to save an innocent man on death row.


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