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slummy

(ˈsləmi)
mod. lousy. This place is not slummy!
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Despite long sedation by under-investment of myopic managements, slummy facilities and threat of relegation to the old Third Division, it kept the loyalty of one of the nation's biggest fan followings.
His European replica attracted artists, writers and intellectuals and seeded the resort's identity so well that when the post-WWII era arrived, a slummy one that severely tarnished this image, the emerging beaten creators could feel part of the family.
Anna Louizos' vaguely slummy brownstone set is full of compartments and surprises.
Hard to be respectable when you don't have a husband (pistol-packing Leo was always elsewhere, organizing laundry workers), can't afford to rent an apartment even in slummy Chicago during the Depression, the local youth gangs are your only child's best chance for a social life unless he accompanies you to jail every time you get arrested, and you are usually walking around in your underwear: "Some men have Oedipal trauma; I have a seven-card stud complex," says Clancy, talking about the way she creamed him at poker, but whispering as well of incest.
Pat O'Mara, The Autobiography of a Liverpool Slummy (London, 1934): 11.
Set on a slummy street corner under the Brooklyn Bridge, the title borough is no more real here than the East Village of "Rent" has become.
Moss acknowledges that he's excited by danger, but walking alone through signless, slummy back streets to reach Jihad's squalid room, he berates himself for his foolhardiness.
But it's more difficult with other bits of public spending: what's the precise value of the new University College London Hospital, in comparison with the slummy facilities it will replace, in improving the future health of the citizens of Camden?
When that scheme fizzled, Morton hit bottom, becoming a partner in a sleazy nightclub in a slummy part of town, where he served as entertainer, bartender, and bouncer.
The other half is a giant maze of a club that makes it feel kind of empty; I tended to stick to the slummy half.
They finish the day at 'All-Max" in the East End, a slummy take-off on the exclusive Almack's in the fashionable West End: 'All-Max required no introductions: people paired off and danced with one another according to fancy.
By this term they meant films which appropriated the outer trappings of neo-realism--indigent characters, slummy settings, tragic plots--without acknowledging the deeply progressive vision which underlies its indictment of social ills.
It has been a long road since the late 1970s when, as she recalls, "we ran the company out of my little slummy apartment, and I was working as a bartender and Niv was working in a grocery store.
Winston buys the 'peculiarly beautiful book' with 'the smooth creamy paper', which is to serve as his diary, from what he thinks is 'a frowzy little junk-shop in a slummy quarter of the town'.
Some of the plots are a bit contrived, as in the futuristic "Montagspumpernickel," which takes place in the year 2020 when the narrator visits a former boyfriend in a slummy apartment in Brighton Beach.