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  1. slum, slum areaverb

    a district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions

    slum area

  2. slumverb

    spend time at a lower socio-economic level than one's own, motivated by curiosity or desire for adventure; usage considered condescending and insensitive

    "attending a motion picture show by the upper class was considered sluming in the early 20th century"

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  1. slumnoun

    close (in a city), alley, lane, dark retreat, low neighborhood

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  1. Magdalene Mwikali:

    When Pope Francis weaved through the slum's narrow streets in Pope Francis popemobile, adoring crowds reached out to touch Pope Francis hand as Pope Francis waved from behind a clear protective covering. Women ululated as children crooned Swahili welcome songs. ' I'm so happy, we are so blessed, he's left all those rich neighborhoods to come here.

  2. Spiro Agnew:

    To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.

  3. Christian Salomé:

    In England, when they file an application for asylum, they have shelter, they exist, they are recognised, in France, they submit an application and they go back to a slum.

  4. Jose Carmo:

    The world needs to know – I am here watching this spectacle from a slum right next to where they are opening the Olympics, and my life has not improved at all, it is frustrating to be so close to this spectacle and yet so far away, living in a place were we have no security, not even sewage.

  5. Tin Swe Myint:

    We just don't know how many people exactly were buried since we don't have any data on people living there, it was just a slum with these ... workers living in makeshift tents.

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