A tenement is a type of building that was used in the past to house the poor and the working class. It was usually made out of wood or brick, and it was very crowded.

  • The tenement building was built in a hurry, and it was not very sturdy.

  • The tenement building is still used today, but it's no longer as crowded.

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Example Sentences for tenement

  • 1

    The building of the former school is renovated and used as a tenement.

  • 2

    There were then fourteen tenements in the rents.

  • 3

    These became tenements in the 19th century.

  • 4

    Detroit was not, a city of squalid tenements in 1967.

  • 5

    The labourers lived in cramped tenement blocks.

  • 6

    In this yard, daily and public life of the tenement unfolds.

  • 7

    His body was found in the hallway of a Manhattan tenement.

  • 8

    Acrobatic Tenement is the debut album from At the Drive In, released in 1996.

  • 9

    Buck, now in a state of dilapidation, and let in tenements occupied by pitmen.

  • 10

    Here, parcel B is the dominant tenement, and parcel A is the servient estate.