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  • n. Plural form of tenement.


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  • Historically, homeownership has been associated with freedom, while renting — often in tenements or mill villages — has been linked to the oppression of a landlord.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Do We Need to Subsidize Homeownership to Preserve Our National Identity?

  • They want Americans to move to the urban core, live in tenements, [and] take light rail to their government jobs.


  • We copied our law that enabled us to tear down slum tenements from the English statute under which they cleared large areas over yonder long before we got to work.

    I try to go to the War for the Third and Last Time

  • I believe the time will come when we shall know too much to raise criminals -- know too much to crowd those that labor into the dens and dungeons that we call tenements, while the idle live in palaces.

    The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume VIII. Interviews

  • Above the roofline of the tenements was a great, changing patch which he called his own, and which he found fascinating.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy

  • Already in 1987, Professor Allan Bloom in The Closing of the American Mind had deplored the cultural illiteracy he saw prevailing among the students he was teaching -- I mention this is in response to the good professor who told Maggie Wente it was necessary for him to pause in his lectures and inform students of what, for example, 'tenements' and 'steam locomotives' meant.

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  • All that said, I'm not surprised few of his students know what 'tenements' are: Canadian students won't be familiar with old US-English words.

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  • Child labor increased and many families lived in crowded "tenements", or apartments, which were unsanitary and often burned down in fires.

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  • He teaches social history, and he can't assume they know what "tenements" were, or

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  • Since its inception, Bluewater has been granted 46 exploration areas called "tenements" representing approximately 146,311 square kilometers of exclusive mineral exploration rights from the governments of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tonga and non-exclusive mineral exploration rights from Vanuatu.



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