Usage examples for disorderly

  1. About a red hot stove hung a crew of as dirty and disorderly men as ever came out of coal mine or lumber camp. – A Pagan of the Hills by Charles Neville Buck
  2. He loved her; his suit was favoured, and he married her, about 1586. He lived with her for a year and they had a boy; but she objected to his disorderly ways of life, and he, unable to alter them, " cast her off, having spent the marriage money." – The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare by J. J. Jusserand
  3. Before the day was done Grant had won the field and compelled a disorderly retreat. – Ulysses S. Grant by Walter Allen
  4. Master became immensely fond of the boy, and lamented that his private life was wild and disorderly. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  5. The dishes were washed until they shone; those clean dishes shouldn't go in such a disorderly cupboard. – Tip Lewis and His Lamp by Pansy
  6. It is the immediate impulse of a modern critic to dismiss them as mere disorderly scrap- books with very brilliant scraps. – Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton
  7. It was the nature of the beast to be disorderly. – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease
  8. Pipes on the disorderly desk. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  9. Whatever my parish duties may be in the future, at least they cannot be any more dreadful and disorderly than the dream. – Penelope's Irish Experiences by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  10. And at first he had but an indifferent reputation, being looked upon as disorderly in his habits, fond of drinking, and resembling his grandfather, also called Cimon, in character, whose simplicity got him the surname of Coalemus. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  11. Few of the French literary men of the seventeenth or the eighteenth century led those disorderly and disreputable lives which were the calamity and the disgrace of most of the professed writers of England at that time. – The Friendships of Women by William Rounseville Alger
  12. It was not to be supposed that Mrs. Honeyman possessed a private riot act, which might be read in order to disperse a disorderly assembly; but even the most disorderly people are generally possessed of great curiosity in regard to anything out of the common, and they consented to put off the bonfire a few minutes, and hear what was to be read. – Stories of New Jersey by Frank Richard Stockton
  13. For Tabitha in her start of surprise had jerked the drawer free from the dresser and it fell with a bang in the middle of the floor, disclosing to view a disorderly array of garments which did not belong to Tabitha. – Tabitha at Ivy Hall by Ruth Alberta Brown
  14. We were in wretched discomfort at first, but now are in a kind of disorderly order, living from day to day as we can. – The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2) by Florence A. Thomas Marshall
  15. That which is superficial may be more easily healed; or, if need be, the disorderly elements may be rooted out, and the body shall be whole and at unity again. – The Story of Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland and of the new Gospel of Interpretation by Edward Maitland
  16. " It is a rather disorderly bachelor's den. – A Top-Floor Idyl by George van Schaick
  17. The first thing Mowgli did, when the disorderly Pack had slunk off, was to go to the home- cave, and sleep for a day and a night. – The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  18. It never occurred to her to apologise for the disorderly state of things. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  19. They engaged on the road rather like armies in order of march than in line of battle; and since on the one side there was nothing but a disorderly crowd, and on the other a general confident in his soldiers, and soldiers in their general, as many as thirty- five thousand men were routed by a few. – The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six by Titus Livius
  20. We do not praise young, vigorous states for being disorderly. – Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby