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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The shuttered Wills cigarette factory in Dennistoun was now a high-tech hub, and on the site of his sooty tenement in Anderston stood a five-star hotel.
Carla Ellis walked along Sunnydale Avenue past the blighted tenements of San Francisco’s largest public housing complex on a recent sunlit afternoon, reflecting on the birds, the grass and the calm around her.
The first rules were imposed in the early 1860s when the New York City Department of Buildings ordered the implementation of an additional form of egress on tenements with more than eight families above the first floor.
The MLK Memorial District, located on a four-acre area in North Lawndale, is centered around the demolished tenement at 1550 S. Hamlin where King and his family lived in 1966 during his Chicago campaign for fair housing and to end slums.
The greatest loss of life was in the tenement district.
Erik is the first to arrive, entering the tenement from the street.
Most people were crammed into rickety tenements that were breeding grounds for disease.
Billy was born in 1910 in a Lower East Side tenement and raised as a teenager in Bayside, Queens, in what seemed like an age of infinite fortuity.
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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
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