Examples of squalor in a Sentence
The family was living in squalor.
I was shocked by the squalor of their surroundings.
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In the 1980s, when Jeannette is an adult and engaged to an uptight finance guy (Max Greenfield, imported from another movie), her parents are living essentially in homeless squalor in New York City.
Christina’s younger U.S.-born sister – will move into her first apartment in one of their former neighborhoods, now transformed from squalor to chic.
An hour's drive away, up the road around the dust and squalor of a refugee camp where most have fled to live in poverty, are a set of new and shiny white tents, marked with the name of a prominent British charity.
Instead of cities of light soaring toward heaven, much of the twenty-first century urban world squats in squalor, surrounded by pollution, excrement, and decay.
Vinnie, in the meantime, has been vegetating in squalor in a motel in Cucamonga, Calif., striking up an almost romance with an Anglophile supermarket checkout worker, Cecilia (Ms. Girten) and living on hush money from Carter.
Experience both love and squalor, even if there is no Esme in your life.
Grant seemed to encompass the country’s binaries (Enlightenment ideals compromised by violent squalors).
The profit motive has destroyed the environment; the wealthy have fled to interplanetary colonies; and those who remain on Earth — humans and androids alike — live in dense squalor congested by pollution and garish advertisements.
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