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Word: dilapidated

Definition: falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation


Sentences Containing 'dilapidated'

'And perhaps the thing that struck me most was its dilapidated look.
A report for the States of Jersey in 1691 declared that the barracks accommodation was so dilapidated that it was impossible to quarter troops there.
All that the Salesian fathers could offer the sisters on their arrival was dilapidated "ekra" structures.
Although it was initially undertaken to renovate the Vasant Vihar hall and to convert Priya into a multiplex, but Ajay Bijli began to look for another location and zeroed in on Anupam, in South Delhi’s Saket area, which was extremely dilapidated at the time.
Appar sanctified all these temples by his verses and was also involved in cleaning of the dilapidated temples called "uzhavarapadai".
Around the turn of the millennium the locomotive shed, which dates to 1903 and had by then become dilapidated, was given a major overhaul.
At the base of the fort, some brick and mortar construction lies in dilapidated condition.
Belated, and not innocently, one bitter winter's midnight, on the road running between two country towns, the blacksmith half-stupidly felt the deadly numbness stealing over him, and sought refuge in a leaning, dilapidated barn.
By the mid-1920s, these dilapidated wartime buildings had become a national disgrace.
Carey resigned from his position in October 1881 and soon after, a plan to leave the dilapidated building was made.
Common examples include dilapidated buildings, graffiti, litter, polluted areas and excessive commercial signage such as billboards.
Disillusioned with life at the dilapidated Downing Stadium and saddled with heavy debt from financing renovations to the facility the ownership of the New York Stars sold the franchise to a Charlotte-based group.
During the weekend of June 22-23, 1996, police found the decaying bodies of Ross and his wife Patricia Ann Robinson in a basement inside another person's dilapidated home in Oak Park, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit known for its homicides and violent crime.
He took over a dilapidated building in Beverly Hills and opened the Leisuredome Gymnasium where he specialized in natural bodybuilding and weight loss.
He was dismayed at the dilapidated condition of the racetrack and quickly contacted then-owner Eddie Rickenbacker, the World War I flying ace and president and founder of Eastern Air Lines.
However, the major portion of the fort is in a dilapidated condition.
However, the remote areas still roost in the dilapidated road conditions that aggravate each year owing to flashing monsoons.
In 1984, the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation was founded to restore the dilapidated light on behalf of the City of Newport, which had received it for free from the United States government.
In course of time the dilapidated sheds turned into buildings and it grew up to become a high school.
In the 1970s and '80s, the site was an iconic Melbourne attraction, and was well-known to most Melburnians; however, in the early 1990s the site fell into disrepair, and the building began to look aged and dilapidated.
Initially, the station was constructed as a wooden structure until after World War II, when a concrete structure replaced the dilapidated wooden station.
Interstate 94 currently occupies a substantial portion of the old enclave. The rest of the site is largely vacant, except for a few dilapidated industrial structures.
It is nothing smaller than the Crocodile Book, which is in rather a dilapidated condition by this time, with divers of the leaves torn and stitched across, but which Peggotty exhibits to the children as a precious relic.
Mary's English School was begun with six children in the dilapidated structures.
Meanwhile the old prison became dilapidated and severely overcrowded.
New venture The existing primary building is situated at the south of the main school building, being an old and dilapidated, the management had being toiling with the idea of constructing a new building for the pre-primary and primary sections of St.
Owing principally to the gradually increasing difficulty of access by water by the silting up of the gulf, its commerce has long since fallen away, and the town became poor and dilapidated.
Planned privatizations of key parastatals, primarily telecommunications and transportation monopolies, were launched to help improve a dilapidated and unreliable infrastructure.
Several Martello towers were built in the nineteenth century as part of an Empire-wide coastal defence programme: most have since fallen into the sea or become dilapidated.
She was a little dilapidated--like a house--with having been so long to let; yet had, as I have said, an appearance of good looks.
Some 50 of the Alcatraz occupiers traveled to the East Bay and began an occupation of an abandoned and dilapidated Nike Missile installation located in the hills behind the community of Kensington in June 1971.
Some commentators maintain that because the Government based the levels of compensation for former railway shareholders on the valuation of their shares in 1946 (when the whole railway infrastructure was in a run-down and dilapidated state because of war damage and minimal maintenance) the railways were acquired comparatively cheaply.
Still a consul, Napoleon on his visit to Brussels judged the old theatre too dilapidated for one of the most prestigious cities of his Empire.
The buildings are not dilapidated or dirty buildings but look to be carefully conserved and clean.
The dilapidated plant still stands, despite repeated fires.
The existing dock on the eastern shore is "dilapidated" (Preserve Our Islands-Eelgrass).
The film takes place in the small town of La Ciénaga, at the "Hotel Termas," a dilapidated Argentine hotel, during a medical conference.
The French took possession of it on 19 July 1798, only a few days before the Battle of Abukir, and embarked on a hasty rebuilding of the dilapidated fort.
The JOS inherited a very dilapidated depot and bus infrastructure from Jamaica Utilities, and the JOS gradually built new facilities, including a depot at Lyndhurst Road and upgraded the existing depot on Industrial Terrace.
The lakes and the school are currently in a very dilapidated and neglected state the mandirs have gone with the only trace being left is a few marble foor tiles.
The reason for building the new one was that the stave church was dilapidated, a cold and drafty place during the winter period.
The remains of these outposts are still evident, though most exist in a dilapidated condition.
The reopening of the University was pushed back to January 10 due to the dilapidated condition of the buildings on the campus and also because of sentimental emotions attached to the date as the original opening of South Carolina College.
The Thuringian Conservation Office informed the community in August 2008 that due to its dilapidated condition it would not be heritage listed.
There was, and is when I write, at the end of that low-lying street, a dilapidated little wooden building, probably an obsolete old ferry-house.
They take a short cut to reach the venue when their car conks out and they end up in an old, dilapidated and a seedy resort.
Though currently in a dilapidated condition, it has earned the distinction of being unique among the brick temples of Orissa.
Tintin (Jean-Pierre Talbot), Snowy and the Captain travel to Istanbul only to find that it is an old cargo ship in a really dilapidated state.
When he awakes he finds himself "married" to her - not legally - and stranded in Woop Woop, a desolate, dilapidated town hidden within a crater-like rock formation in Aboriginal territory.
When he is fit again, he signs on with the first available ship, a dilapidated freighter called the S.S. "Patna", crammed with hundreds of Muslims on pilgrimage to Mecca.

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