(a.) Decayed; fallen into partial ruin; injured by bad usage or neglect.
(1) Children still received an education, it was just that increasing numbers did so in damp and dilapidated buildings.
(2) In a dilapidated cafe in north Baghdad under a TV set blasting patriotic songs in support of Iraq's embattled prime minister, a young man looked grave.
(3) Picture Detroit today and the images that probably come to mind are of " ruin porn " (the now infamous term for beautifully shot photos of dilapidated buildings); urban exploring (the new craze of creeping around abandoned complexes as seen in Jim Jarmusch's new film Only Lovers Left Alive ) and foreclosure frenzy (there are now nearly 80,000 empty homes to be torn down or fixed up in Motor City).
(4) It was shot on location in Hollywood, with the real Jim Henson Studios standing in for the dilapidated Muppet Studios; Miss Piggy's costumes are all designer, as any star of her stature might expect, and include a pair of trotter-sized Louboutins.
(5) At least 74 people have been arrested, including Abarca and his wife, who were found Tuesday hiding in a dilapidated home in a rough section of Mexico City.
(6) For her, “Sambo” recalls the blubber-lipped, blue-black caricatures of African American children known as piccaninnies , perched on dilapidated porches, half-clothed and dusty, and as happy in squalor and ignorance as they can be.
(7) The place smells like wet cigarettes, and while the dilapidated building does have its charm, it feels as old as the games it houses.
(8) Even in its dilapidated state, it still received more than 140,000 visitors last year.
(9) Since the second world war, the area’s towering Georgian terraces, subdivided and dilapidated, had first been a semi-slum of immigrants and bad landlords, then a counterculture stronghold for squatters and hippies and punks.
(10) Perhaps this tragedy causes us to ask some tough questions about how we can permit so many of our children to languish in poverty, or attend dilapidated schools, or grow up without prospects for a job or for a career.
(11) As well as dilapidated equipment, the country's military and police suffered a serious problem of infiltration, with some officers helping the separatists.
(12) Until recently, most self-respecting rock bohemians would stay at the dilapidated but charming Chelsea, where they would rejoice in being shouted at by the manager for daring to ask to have the room where Sid Vicious killed Nancy Spungen.
(13) The horizon is fringed with the tall trees of the Ghanaian rainforest, but for Huang, this dilapidated shelter is his only shade from the sweltering tropical sun.
(14) The shells of dilapidated factories look out over an urban landscape that has been likened to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina – except Detroit's disaster was man-made and took decades to unfold.
(15) Thirty-two men and a boy now held at an immigration detention centre near Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, were rescued last Saturday when their dilapidated wooden vessel began sinking while making a perilous journey to Malaysia.
(16) Close up, the greenhouses lie derelict and trees rampage through their dilapidated timber frames.
(17) A couple of years ago a dilapidated little cinema called Shama was blown up in Peshawar.
(18) But we have already seen that Kane is dead and his Florida folly slowly turning into a dilapidated ruin.
(19) For example, the money could go towards improving the dilapidated Fairfield Halls theatre and concert venue.
(20) • Hrunalaug – a hot pot with a dilapidated changing hut in a grassy dell a few kilometres from Flúdir.
(1) This was the tragedy that established Bridge Farm as the most woebegone of Archers homesteads.
(2) You have understood that come the day when no one believes in you, when you are no more than a woebegone troll, no one will want you.” Although a fan of the press, Moses acknowledged Ipso would occasionally make unpopular decisions: “But we are not here to be popular.
(3) Woebegone Andrew Lansley was assured there would be "no stepping off the gas".
(4) Samuel Eto'o, to take one case history, is a woebegone character in futile search of the predatory skills he has mislaid.
(5) Sometimes there are obstacles plonked in front of the door: anything from high chairs, bikes and toilet rolls to – I remember once – three woebegone dogs.