Usage examples for disarray

  1. It revealed the disarray of the deck- he basins, the old mahogany amputating- case with its lock plate of bone, the stained and reddened towels; and it showed the brooding and overcast faces of the men. – The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. Peering cautiously in, she saw that the room was in disarray. – The Cry at Midnight by Mildred A. Wirt
  3. Dark circles ringed her eyes; her sleeves rolled above the elbows revealed rounded arms from which water dripped; her skirt was splashed; her blouse and hair were in disarray. – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  4. Shorty's nose won't bear paradin', Bill's off eye is darkly fadin', All our toilets show a touch of disarray; For we found that City life is a constant round of strife, And we ain't the breed for shyin' from a fray. – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
  5. He stayed at home all day, incapable of any exertion, sulking in his lonely house, where everything- the draping of the handsome curtains, the bronze nudity of the statues, the careless disarray of the cushions on the divan- had still, as it were, an odour of Bertie, which haunted him with regret. – Footsteps of Fate by Louis Couperus
  6. No beach nor reef but was with corpses strewn, And every keel of our barbarian host Hurried to flee, in utter disarray. – Suppliant Maidens and Other Plays by AEschylus
  7. A spar was gone, her rigging's disarray Told of a worse disaster than the last; Like draggled hair dishevelled hung the stay, Drooping and beating on the broken mast. – Georgian Poetry 1913-15 by Edited by E. M. (Sir Edward Howard Marsh)
  8. He must not see the sweet disarray of her unpacking, nor rest night by night in the charmed circle of her presence. – Gone to Earth by Mary Webb
  9. He arranged his desk into studied disarray. – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
  10. " All right," said the girl, and Penelope began hastily to amend the disarray of her hair, which she tumbled into a mass on the top of her little head, setting off the pale dark of her complexion with a flash of crimson ribbon at her throat. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  11. Goswyn was sitting at his writing- table,- an enormous piece of furniture, somewhat in disarray,- trying to read. – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  12. She seemed to have dropped out of the fight in utter disarray; she lay with no oars out, and full of men who writhed and tumbled over each other, shrieking as if they had been flayed. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  13. Order was pitted against disorder, preparation against disarray. – Hellenica by Xenophon
  14. She came sooner than he had expected, setting the wild disarray of her hair in some hurried order. – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory