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derelict
Used in
The War of the Worlds
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  • It was a city condemned and derelict. . . . . In South Kensington the streets were clear of dead and of black powder.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Directly below him the balloonist would have seen the network of streets far and wide, houses, churches, squares, crescents, gardens—already derelict—spread out like a huge map, and in the southward blotted.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The barrow of ginger beer stood, a queer derelict, black against the burning sky, and in the sand pits was a row of deserted vehicles with their horses feeding out of nosebags or pawing the ground.  (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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