Dilapidated sentence example

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  • A fire was made up in the dilapidated brick stove.

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  • On the east of the town at the foot of a hill stands a dilapidated fort.

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  • He continued through the streets and slowed when he reached a dilapidated, boarded-up church on a corner.

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  • They had been concealed in a cellar to prevent their falling into the hands of the book-collecting princes of Pergamum, and were in a very dilapidated condition.

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  • In the near distance, beyond the other dilapidated buildings on the abandoned street, came the sound of small arms laser fire.

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  • The royal vault in the Chapel Royal, which had fallen into a dilapidated condition, has been put in order; Clockmill House and grounds have been added to the area of the parade ground, and the abbey precincts generally and the approaches to the King's Park have been improved.

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  • The ancient castle of Sigismondo Malatesta, now dilapidated, has in recent years been used as a prison.

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  • The Danes had only three days' warning of the approaching danger; and the vast and dilapidated line of defence had at first but 2000 regular defenders.

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  • Its grey houses have a neglected, almost a dilapidated appearance, from the friable stone of which they are constructed; and there are no buildings of antiquarian interest or striking architectural beauty, except, perhaps, the ruined citadel and the remnants of the town walls.

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  • From the violence of tyranny, and the rapine of a disorderly banditti, by which this district long suffered, as well as from shocks of earthquakes, the villages have a ruinous and dilapidated appearance; and, with the exception of a few fields in their neighbourhood, the country presents a rocky and sandy waste, with in many places scarcely a show of vegetation.

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  • The 18th-century Filarmonia theatre is now dilapidated.

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  • The dilapidated, abandoned facility fiercely defended by the soldiers in Western uniforms was not worth their efforts when compared to the buildings in much better shape down the road.

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  • As Anna Comnena, in describing the capture of the town (Tic 'Ioavvcva) by Bohemond in 1082, speaks of the walls as being dilapidated, it may be supposed that the place existed before the Ilth century.

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  • The station platforms were looking very dilapidated by this time.

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  • It is a commercial town of about 26,000 to 30,000 inhabitants, occupying a rocky plateau and surrounded by massive but dilapidated walls, strengthened by three forts on the seaward side.

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  • Traces of the great council chamber and various portions of the royal palace are still visible, but otherwise the secular buildings are completely destroyed; and most of the religious edifices are also dilapidated.

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  • The mud houses in rear of the bazaars are for the most part uninhabited and in ruins, and even the burnt brick buildings are becoming everywhere dilapidated.

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  • In London he procured funds for the restoration of the dilapidated cathedral of St Paul's.

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  • It is surrounded by a dilapidated wall and has a population of about 8000.

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  • The beautiful mosques and madrasas (theological colleges) are dilapidated; no astronomers study the sky from the tops of their minarets; and the scholars of the madrasas waste their time on the most deplorably puerile scholasticism.

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  • The parched environment and a dilapidated cottage framed the weather-beaten figure of Charlie.

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  • Eastward of the present city, amongst the mounds and ruins of the old town, in a dilapidated chamber adjoining a bluedomed building over the grave of an imamzadeh, is the tomb of the astronomer-poet Omar Khayyam, an unsightly heap of plaster without inscription, and probably fictitious.

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  • There are other structures and groups, smaller and more dilapidated.

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  • The fact that worship had for long been offered in a somewhat dilapidated Temple did not appeal to him.

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  • The present farm was built in 1847 to replace the previous building which had become dilapidated.

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  • You should also not assume that every foreclosed home is dilapidated and will need major repairs; some of the homes that wind up in foreclosure are quite upscale and are not in need of any major repairs.

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  • Dilapidated houses are demolished and those that still are habitable are rehabilitated.

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  • There wasn't a sign of a caretaker, and they hadn't really expected to see one given the dilapidated state of the graveyard.

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  • Graphics are cool; I really felt like I was walking through these dilapidated buildings.

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  • It is supposed to be the Camanes of Ptolemy, and was formerly a very flourishing city, the seat of an extensive trade, and celebrated for its manufactures of silk, chintz and gold stuffs; but owing principally to the gradually increasing difficulty of access by water, owing to the silting up of the gulf, its commerce has long since fallen away, and the town has become poor and dilapidated.

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  • In commercial establishments where utility is of more importance than ornament, the glass houses and hot water apparatus are not of so elaborate a type as indicated in the foregoing remarks, and in many cases excellent produce is grown in structures more or less dilapidated.

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  • Numerous Roman remains have been found in the neighbourhood, of which the chief is the large aqueduct on two tiers of arches which still serves to supply the town and dilapidated citadel with water from Mount Pangeus.

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  • In 1876 a number of dilapidated houses in Walsall Street collapsed killing a boy, one Edwin Brown.

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  • However, the shelter which is going to be used for cooking was rather dilapidated.

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  • In a nutshell, the seriously dilapidated Center risks being abandoned by Sport England in 2004.

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  • The golden cupola of the cathedral looms high above long white houses and the whole place has a slightly dilapidated air.

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  • She had asked for the funeral to be held in the Chapel, now very dilapidated.

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  • Nearby are his greenhouses, now much dilapidated, where once he grew his prize orchids.

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  • The two smallest towers are still entire, but one of the others is almost completely demolished, and the other much dilapidated.

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  • I went into the redundant and dilapidated church and as I looked round the dusty ruins my eye lighted on an old red hassock.

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  • On the right is a dilapidated filling station which appeared on the cd inlay of Teenage Fanclub's excellent Songs from Northern Britain album.

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  • She emerges with a dilapidated hair-do and a smudge of grime adorning her perfect upturned nose.

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  • Mill Street also included a complex of crowded and dilapidated tenements offering accommodation to the poorest in society (Trinder 1982, 9 ).

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  • Bill, was a rather dilapidated ventriloquist 's doll that Baird had been using for many months in his experiments.

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  • Once resplendent and magnificent, the old Porter mansion is now the most dilapidated place on the block.

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  • Dean was sure the old man and his dilapidated old Scout had done this a thousand times before.

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  • Encouraged by this pleasing symptom of orthodoxy the bishops, instead of first attempting to put their own dilapidated house in order, at once proceeded to institute pr e osecutions for heresy against all and sundry.

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  • The older houses are of brick, overlaid with white or tinted plaster, and ornamented with figures or foliage in terra-cotta; but owing to the great changes of temperature in Rumania, the plaster soon cracks and peels off, giving a dilapidated appearance to many streets.

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  • It is divided into two quarters by the road leading from the landing-place to the railway station, and has numerous public offices, warehouses and other buildings, including a palace of the khedive, used as a hospital during the British military operations in 1882, but subsequently allowed to fall into a dilapidated condition.

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  • The dilapidated finances were set in good order by the "currency realization ordinance" of 1777.

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  • The older portion of the town is still surrounded, on the north and east, by its ancient, though dilapidated medieval walls, and is a labyrinth of steep and dirty streets.

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  • Also of interest are the Rosario chapel; the ruined earthworks of Fort Marcy, north of the city, constructed by General Kearny in 1846; the ruins of the Garita, an old Spanish fortification used as a custom house under the Mexican government; the so-called "oldest house," a dilapidated adobe structure claimed to be the oldest building, continuously inhabited, in the United States; the state library; and the national cemetery, in which 1022 American soldiers are buried.

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  • Wrangell (formerly Fort St Dionysius, Fort Stikine and Fort Wrangell), founded in 1833, is a dilapidated and torpid little village, of some interest in Alaskan history, and of temporary importance from 1874 to 1877 as the gateway to the Cassiar mines.

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  • Exposed to the successive calamities of the Danish incursions, the English conquest and the English wars, and at last deserted by its bishops, who retired to Drogheda, the venerable city sank into an insignificant collection of cabins, with a dilapidated cathedral.

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  • The inner town, surrounded by a dilapidated brick wall, at the gates of which octroi duties are still levied, is a dirty Oriental city, with the usual narrow streets.

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