Example sentences for: derelict

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

  • 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.

  • In fact, it would be derelict for the generals not to warn the administration of that.

  • On the other hand, listening to the banter between gaggles of Glaswegians at, say, their Barras market on any morning of the year is like listening to the discordant yakking of jackdaws around derelict tenement chimneys in the nesting season.

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

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


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