Decrepit sentence example

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  • She opened her eyes and looked around, not recognizing the decrepit factory.

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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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  • A thin, somewhat decrepit man slowly edged in.

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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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  • The family lives in a rat-infested, decrepit hovel.

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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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  • 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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  • 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extraordinary " expenditure - much of which was wasted - has been incurred since (and including) 1902 to put the least out-of-date warships into a serviceable condition.

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  • Sometimes Athena disguises him as a decrepit beggar, sometimes she bestows on him supernatural beauty and vigour.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • At this spot there is a line of rather decrepit trees, bent at odd angles by the strong prevailing winds.

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