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derelict
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The War of the Worlds
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  • 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.
  • It was a city condemned and derelict.

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  • 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.

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as in: derelict in her duty Define
failing to fulfill one's responsibilities -- especially through lack of effort
as in: derelict ship Define
in terrible condition -- often abandoned
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