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synonyms for crumbling

  • collapsing
  • decaying
  • breaking
  • disintegrating
  • breaking up
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How to use crumbling in a sentence

Beyond the village, on a rise of ground, was the church, its square gray tower crumbling down upon its ancient graves.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
In this way they passed beyond the deserted and crumbling village and gained the high-road that led homewards through the forest.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The few who escaped our swords are penned up in the Residency, and its walls are now crumbling before our guns.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The site of the castle is occupied by the railway station, though a few crumbling walls of the former structure still remain.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
In all cases there is a stairway, often long and steep, crumbling with time and worn with the feet of pious generations.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
At B will be observed the employment of masonry to strengthen the crumbling walls of the friable tufa.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
Several of the loculi, it will be perceived, are built of masonry, in consequence of the crumbling nature of the soil.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
With what power would come the promise of the resurrection of the body, amid the crumbling relics of mortality!
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
This, although the most recent part of the building, appeared to be crumbling away and was undergoing extensive repairs.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
The petals were brown and crumbling to dust, but still gave out a faint perfume, which Eloise detected.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
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WORDS RELATED TO CRUMBLING

  • crumbling
  • declining
  • developing
  • fading
  • getting along
  • getting on
  • maturing
  • senescent
  • stale
  • waning
  • wearing out
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