fall into decay


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fall into decay

to degenerate; to rot. The house was very old and had fallen into decay. The small town fell into decay, and people moved out.
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The problem with such development patterns is that they tend to be alienating and unfriendly and major portions of the corridors fall into decay because there isn't enough commerce to support so much retail space.
We have some stunning architecture in our town centre and it would be a shame to see it fall into decay and disrepair.
Wheelie bins will be left on pavements in everybody's way, making this green idea simply fall into decay.
Now, Capital One has launched a lawsuit to wrench control of the nearly complete property from Schwartz and Rosenberg on allegations that the pair has looted the building's appliances and let it fall into decay from exposure to the elements.
Their business vision is to turn what was formerly a grand house of more than 100 rooms dating from the 19th century - but which in more recent years had started to fall into decay - into a top class hotel and conference and management training centre.
According to the report, "We are in serious danger of allowing the estate to fall into decay.
It is our heritage which makes our country and it's a shame to let it fall into decay.
Often old farm buildings fall into decay through lack of use and care.
So why do we rush to build windmills, providing them with such vast subsidies,whilewe allowall that wonderful power to fall into decay - compensation reservoirs used for drinking water, dams drained and goyts filled in, weirs pulled out?
Petrie in 1867 and the property was occupied by his widow, Lady Gwendoline Petrie until 1920 when it started to fall into decay.
The council now needs to ensure that it does not let this, and other important city monuments, fall into decay again.
Since then, it has been allowed to fall into decay, and contractors have spent the past few weeks carrying out the demolition of the building.
Without the regeneration led initiatives being promoted in the North-East, our inner cities would fall into decay, damaging people's quality of life.
THE rural areas of Europe will fall into decay and its cities will suffer from an influx of jobless people unless the European Union agree less complicated and inflexible ways to develop the countryside.
CONSERVATIVES in Bedworth have launched a blistering attack on the Labour-run borough council for letting the town centre fall into decay.