Examples of squalor in a Sentence
The family was living in squalor.
I was shocked by the squalor of their surroundings.
Recent Examples of squalor from the Web
For conservative policy experts to define an agenda of working-class uplift, not an agenda of white resentment — which will consign Republicans to moral squalor and (eventually) to electoral irrelevance.
The egg is virtual, one of those secrets hidden in computer games, and most of the action takes place in the Oasis, a virtual-reality game that gives players around the globe an addictive alternative to real-world squalor.
Factory workers in Britain overwhelmed urban areas, crowding together in squalor.
One minute, this microbiologist was holding her toddler amid squalor in one of the most miserable refugee camps in Europe.
Michael and his neighbors are living lives marked by despair and joy, squalor and dancing.
All this is in the middle of a cold, hard city that seems indifferent to urban squalor.
The men approached their work in a no-nonsense way, not wrinkling up their noses or commenting on the squalor — just getting on with the job.
Authorities said the Turpin children were found living in squalor in their family’s home, allegedly deprived of food and left to lay in their own waste while shackled and being strangled and beaten.
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Origin and Etymology of squalor
First Known Use: 1621See Words from the same year
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Definition of squalor for English Language Learners
: very bad and dirty conditions
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