Examples of gentrify in a Sentence
As the neighborhood became gentrified, the people who had lived there for many years could no longer afford it.
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The boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham are gentrifying rapidly.
Truxton Circle is one of those District neighborhoods struggling to gentrify while still confronting entrenched violence that stretches back generations.
Gentrifying neighborhoods—whether deep in Brooklyn or on a hillside of Rio de Janeiro—are where those forces clash.
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Definition of gentrify for English Language Learners
: to change (a place, such as an old neighborhood) by improving it and making it more appealing to people who have money
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