Usage examples for unrefined

  1. He had spent a considerable part of his life before he saw and tasted the pleasures of the city; having passed previously in Cirrhaeaton, a village of the territory of Arpinum, a life, compared with city delicacies, rude and unrefined, yet temperate, and conformable to the ancient Roman severity. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. His chief pleasures were commonly derived from field sports and from an unrefined sensuality. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  3. There was ample provision, served up in by no means an unrefined manner, even to the multitudinous servants and retainers of the various trains; and beyond, on the steps and in the court, were a swarm of pilgrims, friars, poor, and beggars of all kinds, waiting for the fragments. – Two Penniless Princesses by Charlotte M. Yonge
  4. Really, Alma, for a refined girl you are the most unrefined! – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  5. Or would it lie beside her plate at breakfast, as clumsy and unrefined as himself, amid a heap of scented notes from members of the nobility? – Love, The Fiddler by Lloyd Osbourne
  6. It was Marius, low- born, but already illustrious; esteemed by the Senate for his genius as a commander and for his victories; swaying at his will the people, who saw in him one of themselves, and admired without envying him; beloved and feared by the army for his bravery, his rigorous discipline, and his readiness to share their toils and dangers; stern and rugged; without education, eloquence, or riches; ill- suited for shining in public assemblies, but resolute and dexterous in action; verily made to dominate the vigorous but unrefined multitude, whether in camp or city, partly by participating their feelings, partly by giving them in his own person a specimen of the deserts and sometimes of the virtues which they esteem but do not possess. – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume I. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  7. Biadi gives it entire; it seems a kind of satire on Rustici's tastes, with perhaps a hit at the government, and shows no lack of wit of rather unrefined style; but the authorship is not proved. – Fra Bartolommeo by Leader Scott (Re-Edited By Horace Shipp And Flora Kendrick)
  8. Granulated sugar is that which has been refined; brown sugar is the unrefined. – An Introduction to Chemical Science by R.P. Williams
  9. When I was a young lady, it was thought unrefined to speak so- emphatically. – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  10. It is to this mysterious influence by which some words become " elegant" or " poetic," and others " coarse" or " unrefined," that we owe the contempt in which slang is held by the superficial Philistine. – The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum by Wallace Irwin
  11. Some of our greatest lawyers " read law" in the unrefined but honest and strengthening environment of the old- time law office. – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  12. They nearly all were dressed in some sort of fur coat, and all had the look of men accustomed to out- door life- powerful, loud- voiced, unrefined. – Other Main-Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garland
  13. Unrefined families with money are received with open arms and honours paid, in circles where a better breeding than theirs has hitherto prevailed: this, working along with the natural law of corruption where is no aspiration, has gradually caused the deterioration of which I speak. – What's Mine's Mine V1 by George MacDonald
  14. " If I were a man I should want to blacken your eyes-" And she blushed hotly at being betrayed into a personality which seemed to her undignified, and, what was worse, unrefined. – Lonesome Land by B. M. Bower
  15. It was only in the fourteenth century it began to be considered unrefined not to have the blessing of a priest. – Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. I. by Gustav Freytag
  16. A class essentially military, ferocious, and accustomed to shedding blood, yet preserving in their violence a certain observance of laws of honor and courtesy; setting before themselves more often an ideal of glory and nobility, than an object of plunder or conquest; cultivating a consideration and gallantry toward women, remarkable in view of the necessarily rough and unrefined circumstances of their life; highly imaginative and adventurous; rejoicing in brilliancy of dress and show; filling the monotony of peace by tournaments, martial games, and the entertainments of the minstrels. – A History of English Prose Fiction by Bayard Tuckerman
  17. His philosophy was perhaps at fault, and it may be that his humanity was unrefined. – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
  18. Lastly, remember your standing as a lady, and never approve a mean action, nor speak an unrefined word; let all your conduct be such as an honorable and right- minded man may look for in his wife, and the mother of his children. – Martine's Hand-book of Etiquette, and Guide to True Politeness by Arthur Martine
  19. This proceeds from some unaccountable blindness: but when wealthy plebeians, of mean extraction and unrefined education, as an equivalent for their money, demand brides out of the nurseries of our peerage, their being despised, or at least overlooked, is so unavoidable, unless in extraordinary cases, that nothing but a false taste of glory could make them enter upon a scheme so inconsistent and unpromising. – Æsop's Fables Embellished with One Hundred and Eleven Emblematical Devices. by Æsop
  20. She can be easily guided by combined wisdom and affection, but she would be ruined by association with a calculating, unrefined, or capricious nature, and, pardon my frankness, I consider Mrs. Peyton Stewart all of these. – Peggy Stewart at School by Gabrielle E. Jackson