Example sentences for: derelict

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

  • The number of foreign students has dropped to fewer than 5,000, and derelict boarding schools dot the monotonous countryside.

  • 7-4-2 (2001); DOD memo, CJCS instruction, "Aircraft Piracy (Hijacking) and Destruction of Derelict Airborne Objects," June 1, 2001.

  • Seemingly terrorized by her hooting-mad, derelict father (Robert Duvall, in a hilarious cameo), Doss doffs her duds at the first opportunity and promptly has the hapless attorney on a very tight retainer.

  • Where developers saw the opportunity to demolish derelict canal houses and warehouses, the people fought (sometimes literally) to save what they considered their heritage.

  • 7-1-1, 7-1-2 (2001); DOD memo, CJCS instruction, "Aircraft Piracy (Hijacking) and Destruction of Derelict Airborne Objects," June 1, 2001.


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