Usage examples for undesirable

  1. The Manor, even if she had been wishing to return thither, would, he knew, be the most undesirable home for her at present: every scene, every object there, was associated with still unallayed anguish. – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  2. We may congratulate ourselves that this book will perish by its own defects, leaving after all only the best book to be associated with our age; but this does not alter the fact that in the present the undesirable book is too much with us, is vastly in the majority, is, in fact, the only book that the great mass of our contemporaries know. – The Booklover and His Books by Harry Lyman Koopman
  3. For instance, when the outer air is very cold, or the wind blows directly into the inlet, the amount of cold air entering it may lower the temperature of the room to an undesirable degree. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  4. As soon as he was able to leave the hospital Henri Deplis was put across the frontier as an undesirable alien. – The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki
  5. The fact that geese are noisy creatures makes them undesirable to some persons. – Ducks and Geese by Harry M. Lamon Rob R. Slocum
  6. Again, there is some school talk which is undesirable, though not wrong. – Stray Thoughts for Girls by Lucy H. M. Soulsby
  7. Sensation was by no means undesirable, sensation was useful, even necessary.... – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
  8. Finally, he decided that his investigations were leading him in a most undesirable direction. – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  9. A pause, prolonged and undesirable. – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  10. It is exceedingly undesirable that this system should be destroyed or that there should be violent and radical changes therein. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  11. At my last stopping place in the West they had a way of getting rid of undesirable members of the community, and I've never got over being nervous. – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson
  12. The domestic troubles alluded to above, which were worrying Balzac in 1834, had partly to do with his brother Henry, a sort of ne'er- do- well, who had been out to the Indies and had returned with an undesirable wife, and prospects- or rather the lack of them- that made him a burden to the other members of the family. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  13. There is no more undesirable citizen in any nation than he. – The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit by Ralph Waldo Trine
  14. You see, it keeps undesirable characters at a distance- such a great thing in the suburbs. – The House of Souls by Arthur Machen
  15. This, of course, must be the man of whom Mr. Galbraith had spoken, and, aside from the fact that he seemed undesirable, Patty felt that Mona had no right to invite him without asking permission from her hostess. – Patty's Social Season by Carolyn Wells
  16. As to its usefulness there can be no doubt, as nothing is more undesirable than having tackle and fish in one basket or bag, even though you should have something between. – Scotch Loch-Fishing by AKA Black Palmer, William Senior
  17. This is often undesirable. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  18. 6. Why is industrial warfare undesirable? – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson