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Usage examples for unseemly

  1. They had now entered the village, and the burst of laughter in which Hoolan indulged at the thought of the regiment being turned out on a false alarm was unseemly, as he was accompanying an officer. – With Moore At Corunna by G. A. Henty
  2. They were afraid to utter an unseemly word. – Dorothy Dale in the City by Margaret Penrose
  3. " Really," said the lawyer, " it appears to me unseemly to speak so bitterly so soon after the funeral." – Herbert Carter's Legacy by Horatio Alger
  4. With the disappearance of her niece, Miss Eliza took occasion to apologize to the guest of the evening for any and all of her behaviour, which might have appeared unseemly. – The Heart of Arethusa by Francis Barton Fox
  5. Though her outer garments are of purple and fine linen, her spiritual robe is black and unseemly. – Dawn by Mrs. Harriet A. Adams
  6. They were deserted, but wild shrieks and gales of unseemly laughter arose from the yard. – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  7. She betrays no shyness, yet no unseemly desire for haste. – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  8. But more curious still is the impression which the memoirs convey that the writer himself had not the faintest conception that there was anything in the least degree unseemly in what he relates. – The English Church in the Eighteenth Century by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
  9. This unseemly action was an offence Michael could never forgive. – Women of Early Christianity Woman: In all ages and in all countries, Vol. 3 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain Mitchell Carroll
  10. He had evidently been brooding over my unseemly mirth at the mad cow episode. – I Married a Ranger by Dama Margaret Smith
  11. No, to be candid, she had been deeply interested in the whole affair, had even managed to extract an unseemly amount of entertainment from it. – The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson
  12. Close them as she would, that unseemly light glared upon them, and to her weird imagination seemed to point out some danger for her son. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  13. And what was most scandalous of all, even Cato's wife Atilia was not free from such vices, for though he had two children by her, he was compelled to put her away for her unseemly behaviour. – Plutarch's Lives Volume III. by Plutarch
  14. Indian people talk much in the same way as ordinary folk in other parts of the world, except that unseemly allusions are freely admitted into general conversation in a way which would not be tolerated in a Christian country. – India and the Indians by Edward F. Elwin
  15. She is not at present my wife, Caesar, she is but my betrothed; and as you have yourself excused me from attendance at all entertainments, it would be unseemly for her, a Roman maiden, though betrothed to me, to appear there. – Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion by G. A. Henty
  16. Ysobel giggled most unseemly, and Chico stared disapproval at her. – The Flute of the Gods by Marah Ellis Ryan
  17. " It seems to me that your loud talking is most unseemly," said Amelia, in a tone so haughty, so passionate, that the smiles of the two young girls vanished in clouds. – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  18. And somehow there was more than human indignation in the gaze now: there was pity, a sense of shame for another soul who could lower himself to do unseemly things. – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  19. The messages which he wrote as President were dignified and judicious, and his addresses were not lacking in power, but he was prone to indulge in unseemly repartee with his hearers when speaking on the stump. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
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