Usage examples for homely

  1. You remember the man who asked of another, " Who is that coarse, homely creature across the room?" – The Blunders of a Bashful Man by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
  2. I mean, that's an awful hard sayin' fer a homely woman, Mr. Gael. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  3. The pale face took a new beauty; no one could have believed that the thoughtful woman with the sweet voice and refined accent was the daughter of the blunt farmer Thorne and his homely wife. – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme
  4. It is pleasant to me also to have some one keeping me company in such a natural, homely way. – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  5. It is this homely humour that has puzzled Europe. – Pebbles on the Shore by Alpha of the Plough (Alfred George Gardiner)
  6. Homely as the outside of the huts had appeared, both the lads could not help noticing how similar the habits of these simple Malays in this out- of- the- way part of the world were to those of people at home. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  7. He had Mrs. Mayburn talk to her and consult with her over the homely and wholesome details of housekeeping. – His Sombre Rivals by E. P. Roe
  8. It was a homely welcome sound. – A Year in the Fields by John Burroughs
  9. They are homely no doubt, but they come morning, noon, and night, and are not the less real because they have reference to the body rather than the soul. – The Pleasures of Life by Sir John Lubbock
  10. But why, may some say, do you make so homely a comparison? – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  11. That I come thus homely I pray you of pardon; I am sought and send for as a woman universal. – A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume I. by R. Dodsley
  12. I, but a simple soldier, and homely lord, with slight influence over Edward, no command in the country, and little practised of speech in the stormy Witan,- I am just so great that William dare not harm me, but not so great that he should even wish to harm me. – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  13. The homely face of Tesla was looking at her and saying something with its silence: I am not for you as Erik was. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  14. It was all very small, but it was warm, snug, and homely – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  15. As she looked up into Abe's homely face, she decided that he had a great future ahead of him. – Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance by Frances Cavanah
  16. Indeed if you look at his picture in the front of this book you will see he was a homely man. – Boys' and Girls' Biography of Abraham Lincoln by James H. Shaw
  17. It was a homely tale and simply told; but when it was ended, Katharine was surprised to find her eyes full of tears, as she bent over and touched her lips to the girl's forehead. – Half a Dozen Girls by Anna Chapin Ray
  18. The Desert itself now even begins to wear a homely face to me, and, indeed, for the present, I am obliged to make it my home. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  19. Still, there's consolation and homely comfort in talking with a little woman who makes you feel the next best thing to a giant. – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson