DELINQUENCY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DELINQUENCY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
delinquency
 n.  failure or omission of duty; fault; misdeed; offense or crime
Classic Sentence:
1  But on the way, as she passed the drawing room, she beheld a scene, filling her heart with such pleasure that the tears came into her eyes, and she forgave the delinquent herself.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 8
2  Satisfied with her examination, she left him, with a slight expression of pleasure, and proceeded to practise the same trying experiment on her delinquent countryman.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
3  Duncan, when approached, also insisted on seeing the delinquent game-keeper, so there was a dinner, this time in his flat: the four of them.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 18
4  Beside himself with rage, he prepared to give Selifan the wigging of his life, and, meanwhile, waited impatiently to hear what the delinquent had got to say in his defence.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
5  If their mother had known of this marauding, she would have punished the delinquents severely.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—JEAN VALJEAN
Example Sentence:
1  There is a high rate of juvenile delinquency in this area.
2  We can curb juvenile delinquency by education.
3  He is an expert in juvenile delinquency.
4  Significant increases in delinquency rates have in some cases led to unexpected increases in credit losses.
5  The couple say their mortgage servicer, CitiMortgage, reported to the credit bureaus that they made partial payments that were delinquent.
6  One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.