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The homely version of his christian name on the lips of his friend had touched Stephen pleasantly when first heard for he was as formal in speech with others as they were with him.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Its splendour was in such contrast to his homely ways and simple life that I could not help commenting upon it.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
A French corporal, with coat unbuttoned in a homely way, a skullcap on his head, and a short pipe in his mouth, came from behind a corner of the shed and approached Pierre with a friendly wink.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I could not help thinking even in that interval, I remember, what a noble fellow he was in appearance, and how homely and plain Mr.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
After that, when we went in to supper, the place and the meal would have a more homely look than ever, and I would feel more ashamed of home than ever, in my own ungracious breast.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
His entrance was the signal for various homely jokes with the countrymen, which slackened not until he had made his supper, and opened his box of treasures, when he ingeniously contrived to unite business with amusement.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Rosedale in the paternal role was hardly a figure to soften Lily; yet she could not but notice a quality of homely goodness in his advances to the child.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
The laughter and talking rose and fell in the dark night air, pleasant, homely, carefree sounds, gutturally soft, musically shrill.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
He lived there alone and solitary, silently and poorly, with a woman who was neither young nor old, neither homely nor pretty, neither a peasant nor a bourgeoise, who served him.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
He was a dapper little Irishman, very vain, homely as a monkey, with friends everywhere, and a sweetheart in every port, like a sailor.
To have lost the godlike conceit that we may do what we will, and not to have acquired a homely zest for doing what we can, shows a grandeur of temper which cannot be objected to in the abstract, for it denotes a mind that, though disappointed, forswears compromise.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context