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  • n  a state of inactivity or disuse

  • Stuart Davis' witty Men Without Women was exiled a few blocks north to the Museum of Modern Art in 1975, when the Music Hall was in such a state of desuetude that at some .
  • The advance of the orchestra relegated the choir to revered desuetude, but the insatiable interest of the present Century has rediscovered and reawakened it.
  • But once its access to the sea silted up in the late 15th century, it fell into desuetude, sparing many of its medieval charms from the .
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  • Preserving Lake Access Proves Costly
    As summertime visitation increases on Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, the rising cost of maintaining public access to the waterway is prompting concern among land managers who say the popular sites may fall into a state of desuetude. With just five remaining state parks ringing Flathead Lake – the largest of which, Big Arm State Park, is slated for ...
    July 23, 2013 - Flathead Beacon

  • Glenn in Sydney Morning Herald
    We opened Desuetude up at $3.80 on the strength of its three wins from as many starts but there is little support for him and he is out to $4.20,TAB Sportsbet's Glenn Munsie said on Thursday afternoon.
  • Gai Waterhouse in Racing and Sports Pty Ltd
    She impressed me from day one and that win had a lot of merit,Waterhouse said. "She showed toughness and plenty of ability and is a really special filly who I have no doubt can turn the tables on Desuetude. Her build-up to the race is...
  • Aldo Leopold in AScribe (press release)
    I have lived to see state after state extirpate its wolves,Leopold wrote 55 years ago. "I have seen every edible bush and seedling browsed, first to anemic desuetude, and then to death."

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