Decrepit sentence example
She opened her eyes and looked around, not recognizing the decrepit factory.
The provincial schools, dependent upon so decrepit an alma mater, were suffered to decay.
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.
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.
A thin, somewhat decrepit man slowly edged in.Advertisement
The structure which foreshadowed the beauties of Art Deco architecture is now decrepit, boarded up and marked for demolition.
The family lives in a rat-infested, decrepit hovel.
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.
Decrepit prisoners were formerly leased, but in 1906 the lease excluded such as were thought unfit by the state prison physician.
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extraordinary " expenditure - much of which was wasted - has been incurred since (and including) 1902 to put the least out-of-date warships into a serviceable condition.Advertisement
Sometimes Athena disguises him as a decrepit beggar, sometimes she bestows on him supernatural beauty and vigour.
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.
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.
In both cases, the government had to use the decrepit old Parliament Act to enforce the will of the elected commons.
Regardless of the ever-increasing workload shouldered by working people, industry is in an increasingly decrepit state.Advertisement
As many as I can fit in before I'm too decrepit to operate a computer.
Healthy appearing decrepit 69 year old male, mentally alert but forgetful.
How shall I have a son, when my wife is barren and I have grown quite decrepit from old age?
Four-hour walk in from Coire Cas car park to find the doss decrepit, stinking and full of snow.
Carefully plotted, emotionally intense stories, both films are supported by professional production design, deliciously decrepit settings, and engaging characters.Advertisement
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).
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.
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).
At this spot there is a line of rather decrepit trees, bent at odd angles by the strong prevailing winds.