Usage examples for slovenly

  1. A true appreciation of country life will not tolerate slovenly, ill- kept grounds, and no house exhibits its true value unless there is a harmony in its surroundings. – Woodward's Country Homes by George E. Woodward F. W. Woodward
  2. The first was a tall burly man in slovenly evening clothes, and with an ungainly rolling walk; after him came Sir Robert himself, and after him again, Isaac White. – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  3. He then went upstairs, walked through several rooms, glanced indignantly at their slovenly appearance, and finally gained Emily's chamber. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  4. When he drove to the village his rig was less shabby and slovenly in appearance. – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  5. And in this trim Douglass went off to his business, much to the annoyance of his wife, who could not bear to see her husband looking so slovenly. – The Home Mission by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  6. They are very lively and hospitable, but very slovenly in their houses and cookery. – First History of New Brunswick by Peter Fisher Commentator: William Fisher
  7. A slovenly waiter pored over a newspaper at another table in a far corner. – The Mardi Gras Mystery by H. Bedford-Jones
  8. Evidently this slovenly old rascal understood the art of good living. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  9. I have known a German scandalised by the slovenly wardrobe of her well- to- do English pupil, and I have heard English people say that to hear Germans eat soup destroyed their appetite for dinner. – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  10. Originality in design vanishes first, and is gradually followed by skill in execution; the old types are reproduced in more and more slovenly fashion, and at last even the material employed follows the example of degeneration. – The Sea-Kings of Crete by James Baikie
  11. But in America it is frequently used, not indeed by scholars, but by popular writers and speakers, in a still more loose and slovenly way. – American Political Ideas Viewed From The Standpoint Of Universal History by John Fiske
  12. The slovenly negro lad passing at that time, he caught him by the sleeve. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. " Under the rose be it spoken," said he, " the landlady, who is a widow, believes me to be an officer on half pay, and thinks I wish to marry her; poor woman, my black locks and green coat have a witchery that surprises even me: who would be a slovenly thief, when there are such advantages in being a smart one?" – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  14. They are all, with rare exceptions, filthy and slovenly, and an incredibly large proportion have most unpleasant faces. – The Escaping Club by A. J. Evans
  15. Though this may seem to be a harsh criticism, it is true in the sense that Nature he self is slovenly, slovenly in contrast to what is stiff and artificial. – My Boyhood by John Burroughs
  16. Houses may be set on fire, human beings fatally shocked, by the neglect of a bad or slovenly workman. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  17. Slovenly and depressing at noonday, it seemed now frankly to have flung off its mask. – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  18. This serves several purposes: it excites their interest, it guards against the slovenly figures that so often lead them to erroneous conclusions, it has a genuine value for the future artisan, and it shows that geometry is something besides mere theory. – The Teaching of Geometry by David Eugene Smith
  19. Staring disconsolately about the study, it suddenly struck him that the room looked disgustingly slovenly and unkempt. – The New Boy at Hilltop by Ralph Henry Barbour
  20. Slovenly, dirty, untidy, And tattered. – Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 by Edward William Cole