1 He seated himself on a wooden bench, with his back against a decrepit vine; he gazed at the stars, past the puny and stunted silhouettes of his fruit-trees.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—WHAT HE BELIEVED
2 In the corner of the room stood an old iron bedstead, which was in a decidedly decrepit state, and which served the sisters as a camp-bed when they were watching with the sick.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—AUTHORITY REASSERTS ITS RIGHTS
3 The two decrepit leaves which barred it were ornamented with an old rusty knocker.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—WHAT IS MET WITH ON THE WAY FROM NIVELLES
4 The New Building, which was the most cracked and decrepit thing to be seen anywhere in the world, was the weak point in the prison.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
5 These buildings were so decrepit that, in the Rue de la Chanvrerie and the Rue de la Petite-Truanderie, the fronts were shored up with beams running from one house to another.
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6 His gaunt face, however, and his clothes, which hung so baggily over his shrivelled limbs, proclaimed what it was that gave him that senile and decrepit appearance.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
7 In a very short time a decrepit figure had emerged from the opium den, and I was walking down the street with Sherlock Holmes.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
8 Then, having taken another look round, I returned to my carriage, where I found that the porter, in spite of the ticket, had given me my decrepit Italian friend as a traveling companion.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
9 The decrepit animal would never pull the hill.
10 I have a decrepit old uncle who owns three hundred souls and two thousand roubles-worth of other property.