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56 example sentences with  shabbiness

56 example sentences with shabbiness

You taught me deceit and made me ashamed for my shabbiness.

On the whole, he did not think he was going to be shabby, but perhaps shabbiness was justified.

He looked at her as she sat by his side in her plain black dress, and was impressed for the first time with a certain unsuspected grace of outline, which made him for the moment oblivious of the shabbiness of her gown.

For the first time she was struck by its shabbiness; she had never given a thought to it before.

The room was seedy and shabby, but with a different seediness and shabbiness from that of Heron Hall; for there was an attempt to conceal its loss of freshness with antimacassars, large in size and hideous of pattern.

She was glad that Jason had not had time to procure a new livery, was glad of the old shabbiness of the room, that its aspect was not yet changed, and that it greeted her with all its old familiarity, Mr. Wordley would not let her talk until she had made, at any rate, a pretense of eating; but when they had gone into the drawing-room, he drew a chair to the fire for her, and said; "Now, my dear, I am afraid I shall have to talk business.

"Then you do think it's because of my shabbiness and where I live thatthat has made themthese girls soso different; but why should theyall at once?

But that is a piece of benevolent shabbiness which must come to grief some day.

Shabbiness of the Tuileries.

Shabbiness of the Tuileries.

Tronchet, M. Tuileries, shabbiness of the, and removal of the court to the.

As Peter and his mother crept up the bank of the river, stopping occasionally to let the old negress rest, his impression of the meanness and shabbiness of the whole village grew.

His presence had a disastrous effect on the chill, unfrequented drawing-room, reducing it instantly to a condition of paltry shabbiness.

Can anyone find any trace of shabbiness in me?"

And, by the side of George Cannon on the platform, she was aware of her shabbiness and of her girlish fragility.

At night, with the gas lighted and the yellow blind drawn and the loose bundle of strips paper gleaming in the grate, the bedroom seemed very cozy and habitable in its shabbiness; like the rest of the house it had an ample supply of furniture, and especially of those trifling articles, useful or useless, which collect only by slow degrees, and which are a proof of long humanizing habitation.

The side street was her destiny; the side street and shabbiness.

shabbiness &c adj.; villainy, villany^; baseness &c adj.; abjection, debasement, turpitude, moral turpitude, laxity, trimming, shuffling.

His shabbiness was assumed.

I love its shabbiness.

I will not promise her a grand career for my darling: but I will pledge myself that nothing of that kind which the world calls evilno penury, or shabbiness of surroundingsshall ever touch Mary Haselden after she is Mary Hammond.

Shabbiness had slightly overtaken him in Putney.

In fact, a certain look of age and shabbiness was typical of the house.

He paused and resumed with some emotion: "I know the shabbiness of using this opportunity; but it's the last I'll get.

At this Place he exchanged his gay Shabbiness of Cloaths fit for a much younger Man, to warm ones that would be decent for a much older one.

At first glimpse, alighting before the steps of the restored Mission church, Angela compared it unfavourably in her mind with the lovely shabbiness of San Gabriel.

For, after all, what is the root cause of all this dirt and ignorance and shabbiness and disease?

But it must be owned that these things, so unspeakably interesting at first, became a little threadbare before the end of the winter; we grew tired of the tawdriness and shabbiness which pervaded them all, of the coarse faces of the priests, and the rank odor of the incense.

Shabby,let me here pause to say that in Virginia shabbiness is the grand universal law, and neatness the spasmodic exception, attained in rare spots, an aeon beyond their Old Dominion age.

What did you want?" Many a pair of just such slippers she had danced to the verge of shabbiness.

All thisnamely, the appearance of the house and its mistress, the shabbiness of the entrance to the former, the secret signal, etc.

Thus I remember one evening during the novel-writing period when nobody would pay a farthing for a stroke of my pen, walking along Sloane Street in that blessed shield of literary shabbiness, evening dress.

She assured Hahn that its shabbiness did not show from the front.

He had taken off his white apron of waiter, and was disreputable in all the shabbiness of his attire as cook.

One day when on the Seminary campus, I heard two of the students very thoughtlessly criticising the exceeding shabbiness of L's wearing apparel, his short pants, old shoes, and socks with no heels in them.

Their daily lives were surrounded by much shabbiness and many meannesses.

Something which was not exactly shabbiness, but a lack of lustre, of finish, singled him among the group of men; looking closer, one saw that his black suit belonged to a fashion some years old.

It was a young man of no very distinguished appearance, thin, red-haired, with a pasty complexion and a scrubby moustache; his clothes were approaching shabbiness, and he had an unwashed look, due in part to hasty travel on this hot day.

He found his friend at home, writing, with his desk pushed against the open window, and the dust and shabbiness of his room dismally obvious in the hot July sunshine.

He didn't mind how he looked to other people, because the nursery magic had made him Real, and when you are Real shabbiness doesn't matter.

The shabbiness of my room upstairs was not a matter for every stranger.

Thrown about in a sort of joyous disorder, Gertrude Sinclair's finery quite lit up the shabbiness.

The shabby gray and amber drawing-room was not all shabbiness and not all gray and amber now.

Last Night, upon my going into a Coffee-House not far from the Hay-Market Theatre, I diverted my self for above half an Hour with overhearing the Discourse of one, who, by the Shabbiness of his Dress, the Extravagance of his Conceptions, and the Hurry of his Speech, I discovered to be of that Species who are generally distinguished by the Title of Projectors.

At this Place he exchanged his gay Shabbiness of Cloaths fit for a much younger Man, to warm ones that would be decent for a much older one.

It may, of course, make itself odious by its modes of proceeding, by meanness and shabbiness and violence, by underhand and ignoble methods of misrepresentation and slander, or by cruelty and plain injustice; and then the odium of these things fairly falls upon it.

I have not noticed any shabbiness of late in the garb of those with whom I am acquainted.

Undoubtedly even in these days of more than primitive simplicity and of sober habiliments Master Hymn-of-Praise Busy, butler at Acol Court in the county of Kent, and his henchman, Master Courage Toogood, would have been conspicuous for the shabbiness and poverty of the livery which they wore.

She had seen her growing a little thinner and more tense everyday; had seen her putting on spectacles, and fighting anaemia with tonics, and yielding unresistingly to shabbiness.

Kate had a way of avoiding shabbiness, but of late her interest in decoration had been anything but keen.

The shabbiness of the chancel in particular is enhanced by a casement which does duty for an E. window.

"You see," added Robert, "all the shabbiness is not on our side."

While the building is new and fresh this means little work; but as time goes on the poor construction shows, the surface varnish wears off, cracks come, and a general shabbiness appears, so that the tenant prefers to move into a new building.

Both Cuningham and Watson were shabbily dressed; but it was an artistic and metropolitan shabbiness.

Dan McDaid’s art is rough for a licensed book like this, but he captures the essence of the characters well, and the shabbiness of their world perfectly.

He finds, to his dismay, that the optimism of independence has dissolved into 'shabbiness and decline.'