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  • adjective not well dressed


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  • “That fellow,” said the old man, referring to the ill-dressed man on the curb, waiting for his bus, “is, with all due respect, very much like a savage living in the forest who has never seen a radio.”

    The Millionaire’s Secrets

  • Acting on my advice, he had brought his "worst rags," and as we hiked up the London road out of Maidstone he was worrying greatly for fear we had come too ill-dressed for the business.


  • I have it in my head that the story I need to begin tomorrow will be set there, and, also, I wanted to see the waterfront, which is always too clogged with sweaty, ill-dressed tourists in the summer to bother with.

    A Day in Newport (Three Days Ago)

  • What's truly infuriating about the piece are the photos of wacky, ill-dressed actors doing their level best to make fun of asanas or yoga poses.

    Paul LaRosa: Is Yoga Dangerous? Absolutely Not!

  • Becker: "The app, which would include instructional diagrams explaining how to dress for every possible DC function, should be a mandatory addition to the phones carried by hoards of fresh-faced, ill-dressed interns descending on Capitol Hill each summer."

    HUFFPOST HILL - Deadline For Debt Deal Slipping

  • Even before the first race she'd decided to lose her mother as soon as possible, but meanwhile she couldn't understand why so many people instinctively smiled at the ill-dressed woman she had automatically relegated to one step behind her heels.

    The Elvis Latte

  • "I saw an ill-dressed vagabond in the lane yesterday evening," said Mr. Holder.

    Sole Music

  • This question, less gentle, comes from an ill-dressed man across the aisle.

    The Lady Matador’s Hotel

  • The ill-dressed man starts in again, raising his voice so that everyone can hear him.

    The Lady Matador’s Hotel

  • “And you are willing to make this awkward, ill-dressed, unmannered dowdy, your Countess, Etherington; you, for whose critical eye half the town dress themselves?” said Jekyl.

    Saint Ronan's Well


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