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But now the world is decrepit, and all good things are gone.

Men took upon their shoulders their aged and decrepit mothers.

The decrepit figure in its quaint Acadian garb was one to be remembered.

No matter how decrepit the latter, he has been taught to be independent, self-supporting.

It obliged the owners to maintain their old and decrepit slaves.

Compared with him the other gods are said to be decrepit old men.

So many maimed and halt and decrepit as they employed about the works!

No matter how high may be their station, the aged and decrepit are counted a burden.

The firelight was casting its last shadows on the decrepit walls.

Why wait until I'm decrepit and alone, with only a few memories to look back on?

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French décrépit (15c.), from Latin decrepitus "very old, infirm," from de- "down" (see de-) + *crepitus, past participle of crepare "to crack, break."

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