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Sample sentences for the GRE study word dismal

dismal can be used as a
dismal can be used as a verb

1.The house was dark, dismantled and the all appearance, uninhabited. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
2.A room was dismantled for each new guest. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
3.The dwelling was dismantled but we could see a white man had lived there not very long ago. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
4.I went round to my employer, found him in the same dismantled kind of room, and was told to keep at it until Wednesday, and then come again. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
5.The furniture was scattered about in every direction, with dismantled shelves and open drawers, as if the lady had hurriedly ransacked them before her flight. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
6.This was still more strangely evinced by those of their number, who, completely paralysed as it were, helplessly floated like water-logged dismantled ships on the sea. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
7.Passepartout was ravished to behold this celebrated place, and thought that, with its circular walls and dismantled fort, it looked like an immense coffee-cup and saucer. - from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
8.After which he put the fatal knife in Potter's open right hand, and sat down on the dismantled coffin. - from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
9.The building was a sort of ruin, where dismantled chambers were distinguishable, one of which, much encumbered, seemed to serve as a shed. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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