Example sentences for: squalid

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

  • As we watch, we can never be sure whether the characters are hearing the same music we are, and as the music seeps into the lives of Stanley, Stella, and Blanche, it does what jazz and the movies have always done best: It makes the squalid glamorous.

  • It is a squalid irrelevance even in the context of "Sensation," but "major" would put her in bed with the leading artists of our time, e.g.

  • When Jack's apartment mysteriously explodes--along with his carefully chosen IKEA furniture--he moves into Tyler's squalid warehouse and helps to found a new religion: Fight Club, in which young males gather after hours in the basement of a nightclub to pound one another (and be pounded) to a bloody pulp.

  • Holed up in his squalid attic studio in Montmartre (models complained of the dust, but Degas believed that sweeping just moved the dust around), Degas narrowed his subject matter to a few recurrent motifs--women bathing, having their hair combed, and dancing--while at the same time experimenting with a remarkable range of techniques and media (photography, tracing paper, lurid color combinations).

  • She was a former waitress and prostitute who had lived in squalid poverty with a ne'er-do-well husband and three kids.

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