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."

  • The centerpiece of a new plan for the decrepit city's renewal wins more praise for its intentions than for its design.

  • Chernomyrdin was the co-chairman of the Gore-Chernomyrdin Commission, a biannual meeting that addressed much and solved little, aside from keeping Russia's decrepit Mir space station in orbit.

  • 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.


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