Example sentences for: dilapidated

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

  • Almost as the Spaniards founded their capital on the ruins of an Indian pueblo, the American conquerors of New Mexico built their territorial capital on and around a dilapidated Spanish-Mexican core, little of which remains today.

  • Leading north from the palace, the Neapolitans’ favorite shopping street of Via Toledo separates the town hall (Municipio) and the broad commercial streets going down to the harbor from a checkerboard of narrow alleys to the west, a Spanish neighborhood of the 16th century that is now a mass of dilapidated working-class housing and a great opportunity for watching everyday-life.

  • They drive it around the country in a dilapidated ice-cream truck trying to keep it cool.

  • For example, a print of in a dilapidated apartment, one in sunglasses with a drink, the other peering across the room, bears the legend "forecasting visibility from the office."

  • Perched on a ridge at the junction of the River Guadiana and the smaller Oeiras, the town is protected by Moorish walls and topped by a rather dilapidated castle with a profusion of storks’ nests.


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