Decrepit sentence example

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  • She opened her eyes and looked around, not recognizing the decrepit factory.
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  • The decrepit King Charles II.
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  • The provincial schools, dependent upon so decrepit an alma mater, were suffered to decay.
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  • After a year's service in Congress in 1782-1783, in which he experienced the futility of endeavouring to attain through that decrepit body the ends he sought, he settled down to legal practice in New York.
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  • Edward, though only in his fifty-seventh year, was entering into a premature and decrepit old age, in which he became the prey of unworthy favorites, male and female.
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  • In short, they became a considerable power in eastern Europe, and might be regarded as one of the claimants for the inheritance of the decrepit East Roman Empire.
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  • Sometimes Athena disguises him as a decrepit beggar, sometimes she bestows on him supernatural beauty and vigour.
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  • It will suffice to recall the Buddha's education in a secluded palace, his encounter successively with a decrepit old man, with a man in mortal disease and poverty, with a dead body, and, lastly, with a religious recluse radiant with peace and dignity, and his consequent abandonment of his princely state for the ascetic life in the jungle.
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  • It should be added that the Greek War (1897) revealed to the sultan the decrepit state into which the Ottoman navy had fallen, and considerable " extraordinary " expenditure - much of which was wasted - has been incurred since (and including) 1902 to put the least out-of-date warships into a serviceable condition.
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  • The change, however, came too late; Firdousi, now a broken and decrepit old man, had in the meanwhile returned to Tus, and, while wandering through the streets of his native town, heard a child lisping a verse from his own satire in which he taunts Mahmud with his slavish birth: "Had Mahmud's father been what he is now A crown of gold had decked this aged brow; Had Mahmud's mother been of gentle blood, In heaps of silver knee-deep had I stood."
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  • Decrepit prisoners were formerly leased, but in 1906 the lease excluded such as were thought unfit by the state prison physician.
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  • The despotate of Epirus succumbed in 1449, the duchy of Athens in 1456; in 1453 Constantinople was taken and the decrepit Byzantine empire perished; the greater part of Bosnia submitted in 1463; the heroic resistance of the Albanians under Scanderbeg collapsed with the fall of Croia (1466), and Venetian supremacy in Upper Albania ended with the capture of Scutari (1478).
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  • Another day he falls in with a decrepit old man, and stricken with dismay at the sight, renews his questions and hears for the first time of death.
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  • 1 1608) in place of the decrepit Sigismund Rákoczy, Bocskay's immediate successor.
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  • decrepit old buildings.
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  • The family lives in a rat-infested, decrepit hovel.
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  • The structure which foreshadowed the beauties of Art Deco architecture is now decrepit, boarded up and marked for demolition.
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  • In both cases, the government had to use the decrepit old Parliament Act to enforce the will of the elected commons.
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  • A thin, somewhat decrepit man slowly edged in.
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  • decrepit bodies the insolent idiot that he is!
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  • decrepit state of most of the buildings, I have to disagree with the idea of renovation.
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  • decrepit Victorian house in New Jersey.
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  • decrepit man slowly edged in.
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  • Regardless of the ever-increasing workload shouldered by working people, industry is in an increasingly decrepit state.
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  • As many as I can fit in before I'm too decrepit to operate a computer.
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  • MURPHY was thought to be for sale to Mr. T. Burdett, and also that it was " very decrepit " .
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  • Healthy appearing decrepit 69 year old male, mentally alert but forgetful.
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  • How shall I have a son, when my wife is barren and I have grown quite decrepit from old age?
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  • Four-hour walk in from Coire Cas car park to find the doss decrepit, stinking and full of snow.
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  • Carefully plotted, emotionally intense stories, both films are supported by professional production design, deliciously decrepit settings, and engaging characters.
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  • 1 1608) in place of the decrepit Sigismund Rákoczy, Bocskay's immediate successor.
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  • But by this time he was prematurely decrepit, and Bernadotte (see Charles Xiv.) took over the government as soon as he landed in Sweden (181o).
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  • If the rides cannot be sold or are too decrepit, they may simply be demolished and scrapped, though some parts - entrance signs, roller coaster trains, etc. - may end up as collectors' items in museums or private collections.
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  • decrepit pictures, he was nine o'clock the familiar sound of the key turning made him from his slumbers.
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  • At this spot there is a line of rather decrepit trees, bent at odd angles by the strong prevailing winds.
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