Definitions

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  • adj. Somewhat or partially derelict.

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ derelict

Examples

  • The set designers had managed to turn the semiderelict building into a fairy-tale chapel, with ivy creeping around the empty arches and stained glass filling the large windows at the end, so that the clear morning sun filtered across the gold chairs in pools of red, green, and blue light.

    The Little Lady Agency and the Prince

  • Kate smelled the heavy odor of charcoal from burned wood beams and window frames as she picked her way around piles of sandbags, ragged heaps of bricks and plaster, hurried past a broken-spoked bicycle that lay in the road among fragments of smashed furniture, past a burned-out car, and finally past a gutted truck lying black belly up on the sidewalk outside the semiderelict Majestic Hotel.

    Lace

  • Another new arrival is Cocktail Bar, which opened this May in a disused office building in a semiderelict business district known more for its prostitutes than its white-collar workers.

    The Seattle Times

  • A former banker, Carolina Yávar, found a semiderelict stucco house on a quiet street in the heart of the Providencia district and turned it into a modern, jazzy hotel, the Meridiano Sur (Santa Beatriz 256; 56-2-235-3659; www. meridianosur.cl).

    NYT > Travel

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