SLUM in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SLUM
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slum
 n.  a district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions
Classic Sentence:
1  Wherever as many as three houses are gathered there will be a slum of at least one house.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
2  She started for home, through the small slum.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
3  Instead he had come to America, where he lived in a garret room in this slum district, and made volcanic energy take the place of fire.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 31
4  We passed Port Roosevelt, where there was a glimpse of red-belted ocean-going ships, and sped along a cobbled slum lined with the dark, undeserted saloons of the faded gilt nineteen-hundreds.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
5  A Negro slum may be in dangerous proximity to a white residence quarter, while it is quite common to find a white slum planted in the heart of a respectable Negro district.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In IX
6  There are bad girls in your slums.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
7  The invitation was from a man named Fisher, a Chicago millionaire who had given up his life to settlement work, and had a little home in the heart of the city's slums.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 31
8  We passed across Holborn, down Endell Street, and so through a zigzag of slums to Covent Garden Market.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
9  There can be no doubt that crime among Negroes has sensibly increased in the last thirty years, and that there has appeared in the slums of great cities a distinct criminal class among the blacks.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In IX
Example Sentence:
1  The insects are found everywhere, from the homes of the wealthiest industrialists to the lowliest slum dweller.
2  You also have to imagine that in an odd mongrel accent of Sicilian born and raised, but learned English in a Scottish slum.
3  Well-to-do people praise Prince Muhammad for ridding Awamiyah of a slum infested by gun-toting criminals, which appealed to landless peasants in Eastern Province.
4  Many social workers have attempted to ameliorate the conditions of people living in the slums.
5  The centerpiece is a boat ride through an elaborate interactive stage set of picturesque slums and their associated smells, to conjure up an illusion of real Victorian life - and misery.
6  Mother Teresa earned fame and accolades over a lifetime spent working with the poor and the sick, and with orphans, lepers and AIDS patients, first in the slums of Kolkata, India, and then in many other countries.