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  • n  sordid dirtiness

  • The young took perilous boat rides to escape poverty and squalor of their home country.
  • While the North of the country wallows in squalor, the South enjoys a middle-class lifestyle.
  • Mumbai is a city where the rich's five star culture and the squalor of the poor co-exist side by side.

  • Robert Gates in Reuters
    When we look around us and see the number of our compatriots still living in squalor, attending under-equipped schools, crammed like sardines into unsafe minibus taxis, we wonder when the fruit of democracy will reach the tables of all of our... Desmond Tutu http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGSXuC9qOr1ourN-4rSwuYVoxNwRQ BusinessWeek http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-02-11/south-africa-celebrates-mandela-s-20-years-of-freedom-update2-.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNH_jBjImu1vW6ezIMr12qzluoj1Og Feb 11, 2010 93709 124531 squalor Soldiers should never have to live in such squalor," said Gates, who said he had reviewed the YouTube.com posting. "It is the duty of every commander, indeed everyone responsible for our men and women in uniform, to ensure that our troops...
  • Paul Krugman in Bloomberg
    Mr. Bush has degraded our government and undermined the rule of law,Krugman wrote in a column on May 18, 2007. "He has led us into strategic disaster and moral squalor."

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