Usage examples for unkempt

  1. They were unkempt no longer, but wore their hair neatly braided and well- greased. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  2. The old man looked keenly at her again, scratching one ear with unkempt nails. – The Peace of Roaring River by George van Schaick
  3. I looked out over a small wilderness of unkempt flower- beds; so much it was just possible to perceive. – The Quest of the Sacred Slipper by Sax Rohmer
  4. There are the ancient camps, now silent and deserted, which become at the bidding of fancy peopled with the unkempt and savage British, and later with their well- disciplined and well- equipped Roman conquerers: archers and men in armour appear; pilgrims' processions such as we read of in Chaucer; knights and ladies on their stately steeds. – Grain and Chaff from an English Manor by Arthur H. Savory
  5. He strode heavily away, never once looking back, and I turned into the depot, where I found the entrance, the ticket office, and the platform guarded by surly, unkempt soldiers with fixed bayonets. – The Red Symbol by John Ironside
  6. His face was worn; his beard ragged and unkempt; his appearance suggestive of extreme fatigue. – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  7. Jonathan seems much older, and he is crooked and dirty and unkempt, and Hank is somewhat brutalised, less negative. – More Portmanteau Plays by Stuart Walker
  8. At 4. 30 the unkempt couple staggered in with the first urn, and I took my post at the tap. – Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front by E. W. Hornung
  9. Such a famished, unkempt, exhausted collie as stood wagging there! – Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road by Katharine Lee Bates
  10. A hoarse clamour and a woman's voice, high- pitched and shrill with fear or anger, came out of a shadowy alley where unkempt children played in the gutter. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  11. Presently, then, I found myself once more in that unkempt garden of which I retained such unpleasant memories. – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  12. He looked to her like a sick man, gaunt, hollow- eyed; unkempt, unshaven, as she had never seen him before, he was like some caricature of the immaculate Gratton of San Francisco. – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  13. For weeks he had performed this slight task himself, though with very ill success, for his hair and beard had seemed to his visitors rough and unkempt. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  14. Pierre was a typical frontier town, unkempt and unfinished, its business buildings, hotel and stores, none of more than two stories, on the wide dirt road called Main Street. – Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl
  15. On the one hand, it angered her that anything so plainly meant for beauty and dignity should go so neglected and unkempt. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  16. The sun shone and the country became gorgeously green again; the horses began to get their summer coats and to lose their unkempt winter's appearance; there was a fair- sized town near at hand, and passes to visit it were freely granted to N. C. O. 's and men; at the back of the officers' billet was a garden with real flower- beds in it and a bit of lawn on which one could have tea. – Servants of the Guns by Jeffery E. Jeffery
  17. How long would it be before the lawn was once more unkempt and draggled? – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  18. And yet while these thoughts ran always in his mind he would look towards the west, growing thin, haggard and unkempt. – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville