unhandsomeness love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being unhandsome, in any sense.


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  • Bating the unhandsomeness of the practice, however, I would ask in what manner does the public suffer by it?

    Life of Adam Smith Rae, John, 1845-1915 1895

  • Some of the Tories had so wrought upon the governor, that, though he had first moved this matter, and had given us both directions and promises about it, yet he now (not without base unhandsomeness) deferred it.

    The Emancipation of Massachusetts Brooks Adams 1887

  • Colonel Kenton now saw the unhandsomeness of his leaving his wife at all, and he beheld in its true light his shabbiness in not going back to tell her he had found his old friend and was to bring him to dinner.

    A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories William Dean Howells 1878

  • An inexorable patience he seemed to find it: he flushed crimson with rage and the sense of his unhandsomeness, and flung her away.

    A passionate pilgrim 1875

  • There was a choice of risks: the risk of behaving with extraordinary incivility and unhandsomeness to a lady, and the risk of going on a fool's errand.

    The Dynamiter Robert Louis Stevenson 1872

  • Those who complain of _unhandsomeness_ themselves laid on him the disagreeable necessity.

    Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. — Volume 3 Henry Hunt 1804

  • For then we shall see things as they are, the evil circumstances and the crooked intentions, the adherent unhandsomeness and the direct crimes; for all things are laid up safely, and tho we draw a curtain of cobweb over them, and a few fig-leaves before our shame, yet God shall draw away the curtain, and forgetfulness shall be no more, because, with a taper in the hand of God, all the corners of our nastiness shall be discovered.

    The World's Great Sermons, Volume 02 Hooker to South Grenville Kleiser 1910

  • Truth, is more comfort to me than Mr. Borland's unhandsomeness is discomfort. "

    The Bay State Monthly — Volume 1, No. 2, February, 1884 Various


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