Examples of tenement in a Sentence
an exhibit of pictures showing the tenements of the New York City neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen during the 1920s
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During the Great Migration, as Oakland became a black neighborhood and its population burgeoned due to segregationist housing policies, some of these homes continued to be inhabited by the well-to-do families, while others turned into tenements.
The hospital’s scrupulously clean, bright, airy rooms were an environmental antidote to the tenement surroundings from which impoverished patients came.
By 1921, the New York Community Service was recommending that all new schools install bath units for children from the tenements.
For three weeks last year, Howarth, accompanied by her husband, Russell, a bespoke tailor, and their two adolescent children, Rebecca and James, moved into a tenement in the London neighborhood of Stratford.
And yet the men in power wanted to replace run-down rowhouses and tenements – where stoop culture was alive and well – with massive housing projects.
The businesses were mixed with modest residences — some in rows — and tenements, all made from lumber milled on the shores of Elliott Bay and Lake Union.
There are scenes in a sweatshop, scenes in the street in the Lower East Side of New York, scenes with Tammany Hall politicians, scenes inside a tenement.
The seven-story limestone-and-glass building, at 952 Columbus Ave. near West 107th Street, is located in a gentrifying section of the West Side known as Manhattan Valley, near blocks of low-rise tenement buildings.
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TENEMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tenement for English Language Learners
: a large building that has apartments or rooms for rent and that is usually in a poorer part of a city
TENEMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of tenement for Students
: a building divided into separate apartments for rent
Origin and Etymology of tenement
Anglo-French, from Old French, from Medieval Latin tenementum, from Latin tenēre to hold
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