Usage examples for dingy

  1. But here, in the dark dingy court to which Herbert had penetrated in Lincoln's Inn, there was no such life as this. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  2. It was the dingy clerk who sat in a sort of cage in the outer office. – The Isle of Unrest by Henry Seton Merriman
  3. And then she became delirious, and imagined she was standing on the platform of the gloomy, dingy terminus, amid its vibration of hissing, shrieking engines, discussing those hateful, fateful railway insurance tickets with her dead father. – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  4. So Scraps accompanied him along the street to a house that seemed on the outside exceptionally grimy and dingy. – The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  5. Oh, dear me, that flat is so dingy, and lonely, and disagreeable. – Red Money by Fergus Hume
  6. They paraded on the shore with dingy flags flying, and waved skins in the air to invite our approach; but we kept on our way without noticing them; anchored, the next afternoon, in Port Gallant,- a fine harbor, sheltered from all winds. – The Captive in Patagonia by Benjamin Franklin Bourne
  7. She was getting color into her life at last, she assured herself, even if it was only a dingy color. – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  8. But she would have liked to know what he said, and how he said it, and whether his eyes had lost that terrible look which they wore when he turned away at the station to go back to his sick bed in the dingy hotel. – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  9. Dear me, I did not know how dingy it was! – The Pillars of the House, V1 by Charlotte M. Yonge
  10. Dick, who was a regular water- dog, saw the big wave coming and, as it rolled the dingy over, he sank for a moment beneath the surface till the wave had passed, then came up with all his senses alert. – Dick in the Everglades by A. W. Dimock
  11. As it chanced, he passed by the " Fried Cat;" and, dingy though the place was, he felt an irresistible desire to enter it. – True and Other Stories by George Parsons Lathrop
  12. The dingy three- story brick house in which Carlyle lived, one in a block of similar houses, was far from attractive. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  13. I declare I will not endure it any longer, and if you try to keep me shut up, I will run away from this temple, for outside it is all bright and pleasant, and here it is dingy and horrid!" – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  14. Suddenly we see the whip brought up in salute to the dingy green top- hat, and across the avenue we perceive another victoria. – Edge of the Jungle by William Beebe
  15. She tried to think about her husband, but all her past, with her wedding, with Dymov, and with her " At Homes," seemed to her petty, trivial, dingy, unnecessary, and far, far away.... – The Wife and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  16. So it was with Dion on that night as he sat in his dingy room. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  17. Even into this dingy old room, where at a dingy old table the professor sits buried in piles of notes, and with sheets of manuscript knee- deep scattered around him, the warm glad sun is stealing; here and there, the little rays are darting, lighting up a dusty corner here, a hidden heap of books there. – A Little Rebel by Mrs. Hungerford
  18. We followed him along the corridor and up a rather dingy staircase, when he tapped gently at a door immediately facing us. – A Rogue by Compulsion by Victor Bridges
  19. It is true, the moon in the corner was rather dingy when I first bought it; so I had a new moon put in for half- a- crown, and now I consider it perfect. – Sydney Smith by George W. E. Russell
  20. I will stay in the dingy, then? – Macleod of Dare by William Black