- M. Giraud had grown stout in body, too; and his dress was slovenly and in disrepair. - "The Truants", A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason.
- In particular, the disrepair of the old dining- room, where the magistrates now held Session, had become a public scandal. - "News from the Duchy", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
- The town is exclusively Albanian; the Roman Catholic church has fallen into disrepair, and is now used as a shed for timber. - "Old Calabria", Norman Douglas.