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Waterborne diseases proliferated through streets of squalid, high-density tenements and poor sanitation.
IN LONDON, LOOKING BACKWARD TO MOVE FORWARDHENRY WISMAYERMARCH 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In “Bag Man,” MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and journalist Michael Yarvitz have written a case study in how the democratic ideal of equal justice under the law collides with the squalid realities of America’s political system.
VICE PRESIDENT AGNEW’S MISDEEDS, AND THE CHALLENGES OF HOLDING HIM ACCOUNTABLEMATTHEW DALLEKDECEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Governor Street was just as dirty and squalid as any other tenement-house street in the poorer section of a middle-class city.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
The squalid survivors, as if they were not sufficiently miserable, raged fiercely against one another.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
Despite the squalid clothes of the peasants, there are many picturesque aspects of rural life.
SPANISH LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYL. HIGGIN AND EUGNE E. STREET
I to seek such horrid places, I to haunt with squalid Negroes, blubber-lips, and monkey faces!
THE BOOK OF HUMOROUS VERSEVARIOUS
Staying hidden in that squalid room had made him wretched and homesick.
FRANK MERRIWELL'S PURSUITBURT L. STANDISH
The land was filled with cities where the rich flaunted their splendor in palaces, and the poor swarmed in squalid tenements.
A TRAVELER FROM ALTRURIA: ROMANCEWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
No writer has pictured more scenes of squalid misery, and yet we are not depressed.
HUMANLY SPEAKINGSAMUEL MCCHORD CROTHERS
The Louvre quarter, so close to brilliance and luxury, was a squalid plague-spot, that has since been thoroughly cleansed.
VIE DE BOHMEORLO WILLIAMS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SQUALID

  • black
  • filthy
  • foul
  • frowzy
  • grimy
  • grungy
  • impure
  • messy
  • mucky
  • nasty
  • scruffy
  • scuzzy
  • seedy
  • shabby
  • sloppy
  • slovenly
  • smutty
  • soiled
  • sordid
  • squalid
  • unclean
  • uncleanly
  • unkempt
  • untidy
  • unwashed
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