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Usage examples for unrefined

  1. 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
  2. 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)
  3. " 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Really, Alma, for a refined girl you are the most unrefined! – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. His philosophy was perhaps at fault, and it may be that his humanity was unrefined. – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
  10. When I was a young lady, it was thought unrefined to speak so- emphatically. – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
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