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 n.  apartment barely meeting minimal standards
Classic Sentence:
1  So he got up, and she gave him the new address of the family, a tenement over in the Ghetto district.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 28
2  Ostrinski's home was in the Ghetto district, where he had two rooms in the basement of a tenement.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 29
3  The scene now changes to a small, neat tenement, in the outskirts of Montreal; the time, evening.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIII
4  His brain was simmering and bubbling within the cracking tenement of the skull.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
5  I should rent a tenement, and devote myself to the education of my children.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
6  The worst tenement abominations of New York do not have above twenty-two persons for every ten rooms.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In VIII
7  There's messuages; tenements; napery; cattle; my dowry; an inventory.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 10
8  A great many of the tenements had shop-fronts; but these were fast closed, and mouldering away; only the upper rooms being inhabited.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
9  It had, in its day, probably furnished employment to the inhabitants of the surrounding tenements.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
Example Sentence:
1  This tenement is new also because of the pedagogical organization of the "Children's House".