Example sentences for: dilapidated

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The presence of whites, especially affluent ones, in once all-black schools lifted those schools' quality, since white parents' complaints about outdated textbooks, sub par teachers, and dilapidated facilities were heeded by school officials.

  • To the south, the more dilapidated Temple of Hera (also known, mistakenly, as the Basilica) is a hundred years older and is Paestum’s oldest, predating Athen’s Parthenon by one hundred years.

  • Along the main street, Calle José Martí, low-rise neoclassical buildings in blues, yellows, greens, and orange have a stately but dilapidated quality.


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