Usage examples for trashy

  1. " But then you see, Kitty," he added, " I cannot do less; they behaved so well to me last year about that trashy Happy Time: it really was a poor thing, and yet see how well they hung it- they did not think much of it, but they saw that it promised something for the future. – Daisy Burns (Volume 2) by Julia Kavanagh
  2. He has read manuscript for publishing houses; he has novelised popular plays for ha- penny papers, and dramatised trashy novels for cheap producers; he has done routine chore writing in magazine offices, made translations for pirate publishers, and picked up an odd sum now and then by a " Sunday story." – Walking-Stick Papers by Robert Cortes Holliday
  3. " You think of nothing but those blessed trashy novels you are always reading. – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  4. You should try and read something, Mother- better than these trashy novels. – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  5. Murphy's play of " The Grecian Daughter" I suppose you know; or if you do not, your state is the more gracious, for certainly anything more flat, poor, and trashy I cannot well conceive. – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble
  6. He is a man of small prejudices; fancies that he ought to have a regular hour for dinner; thinks that he should have acquaintances; and will persist in imagining himself an existent something, appertaining to the Legation,- while, in reality, he is only a shadowy excrescence of my own indolent habits, the recipient of the trashy superfluities one commits to paper and calls despatches. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  7. But criticism maintains a dignified silence or gets out of it with idle trashy babble. – Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Translated by Constance Garnett
  8. Anyone wishing to be convinced need only make an excursion into the poor tenement district and observe the garbage barrels overflowing with spoiled food- or the trashy goods exposed for sale in the shops and the markets. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  9. As he listened to all this Don Quixote was in a state of breathless amazement, for immediately the countless adventures like this, with windows, gratings, gardens, serenades, lovemakings, and languishings, that he had read of in his trashy books of chivalry, came to his mind. – The History of Don Quixote, Vol. II., Part 31 by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  10. Her knowledge of the motives of the men and women in the greater world was largely confined to that which she had gathered from novels- not trashy novels, but those by standard authors of English life. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  11. In the first place, considerin' what come of it, it shore was fortunate that Pedro Garcia, one of them trashy section- gang cholos, was just a- passin' the house as she done that. – Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher by Eleanor Gates
  12. He worked hard, and flung the trashy novel, over which he had been wasting his time the day before, into the fire; he went off to lectures with something like his old eagerness, and discharged his duties in the wards with interest and thoroughness; he refused to allow his mind to be distracted by the proceedings of his fellow- students, and he resolved to spend that very evening at Mr Newcome's. – The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch by Talbot Baines Reed
  13. Buy good but cheap chunks of beef an' mutton an' wegetables, an' make stews an' meat pies an' rich soups, an' say yer prayers hagainst hall trashy things as hain't vorth the trouble of heatin'. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  14. This is the token of all reactionary wishes, that they want to set up something general, abstract, an empty, lifeless concept, in distinction from which the self- owned aspire to relieve the robust, lively particular from the trashy burden of generalities. – The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner
  15. That is the first trashy thing I've heard you say. – Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister
  16. No trashy present, that. – The Mynns' Mystery by George Manville Fenn
  17. They are all banal as wit and trashy as art, substituting an ugly and distorted image for the possibly beautiful one the child might have made for himself. – Literature in the Elementary School by Porter Lander MacClintock