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dilapidated
used in David Copperfield

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Definition in bad condition — especially from age and neglect
  • 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.
    Chapters 19-21 (43% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 46-48 (39% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 63-64 (72% in)

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