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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There were huge numbers of utopias in the 19th century, and a lot of them took off from the state of urban squalor and poverty and such that the people were seeing in London.
Following two separate investigations into squalor and neglect of her home — one unfounded and the other confirmed — Verna's parents split up, and DCFS placed the children with their father, Villasana and their new baby in 2014.
Help couldn’t come too soon for the dozens of animals found living in squalor at a supposed animal rescue in Texas on Wednesday.
During London’s long summer of 1858, the sweltering temperatures spawned squalor.
The surviving animals were found living in squalor on bare concrete, bloodied, with festering abscesses, feces everywhere.
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.
Experience both love and squalor, even if there is no Esme in your life.
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