Usage examples for dingy

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. It was the dingy clerk who sat in a sort of cage in the outer office. – The Isle of Unrest by Henry Seton Merriman
  5. Dear me, I did not know how dingy it was! – The Pillars of the House, V1 by Charlotte M. Yonge
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. I will stay in the dingy, then? – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  10. So it was with Dion on that night as he sat in his dingy room. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Oh, dear me, that flat is so dingy, and lonely, and disagreeable. – Red Money by Fergus Hume
  18. 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