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derelict
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  • It was evidently the derelict remains of some vast structure, to what end built I could not determine.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And so, in that derelict museum, upon the thick soft carpeting of dust, to Weena's huge delight, I solemnly performed a kind of composite dance, whistling The Land of the Leal as cheerfully as I could.  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • We want to put those derelict buildings to better use.

  • There were derelicts and down-and-outs and dreamers.
    David Almond  --  Clay

  • Rubbish barrels; a derelict car, without wheels, sunk in the ground; boarded-up windows.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
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