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The Synonym of - dilapidation (noun)

Word Example of - dilapidation

    Example Sentences for dilapidation

    The town along the water resembles Salem, except that it has neither its look of antiquity nor its dilapidation.

    Dilapidation is written everywhere in this Oriental atmosphere.

    Fifteen lives were lost, and the churches, convents, and many private houses are in a state of dilapidation.

    The speculation did not answer, and the house is now in a state of dilapidation.

    Here in a thick forest were several pyramids in a very advanced stage of dilapidation and not described.

    It had an air of dilapidation, but, withal, of comfort about it.

    In the second place, the driver was drunk, and the horse was groggy, and the fiacre was in the last stage of dilapidation.

    The house was not modern and had fallen into a general state of dilapidation.

    Both were thickly bordered by religious houses and pagodas--the latter, for the most part, being in a state of dilapidation.

    It was in bills of various denominations and various stages of dilapidation.

Word Origin & History of - dilapidation

    Word Origin & History

    dilapidation early 15c., from L.L. dilapidationem, from L. dilapidare "pelt with stones, ruin, destroy," from dis- "asunder" + lapidare "throw stones at," from lapis (gen. lapidis) "stone." "Taken in Eng. in a more literal sense than was usual in Latin" [OED].

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