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homely
 a.  of home; domestic; familiar; intimate; plain; unpretending; rude in appearance; unpolished
Classic Sentence: (102 in 7 pages)
1  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  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
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
3  She appreciated the homely ease of village life.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
4  Instantly she was released from the homely comfort of a prairie town.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
5  He was a dapper little Irishman, very vain, homely as a monkey, with friends everywhere, and a sweetheart in every port, like a sailor.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VII
6  She was a homely woman, with a small weazened face and body and eyes that glowed.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In IX
7  She seemed strikingly homely, standing there in the afternoon light.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXI
8  His homely face was suffused with a light of love for the army which was to him all things beautiful and powerful.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 8
9  This was my homely thought, as I contemplated the box-tree.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XI
10  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. Mell looked opposed to him.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. MY 'FIRST HALF' AT SALEM HOUSE
11  If Mr. Mell looked homely, in my eyes, before the handsome boy, it would be quite impossible to say how homely Mr. Creakle looked.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. MY 'FIRST HALF' AT SALEM HOUSE
12  I am glad to think the Loves and Graces took such airy forms in its homely procession.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. I BECOME NEGLECTED, AND AM PROVIDED FOR
13  His homely figure seemed to be lightened up by his fidelity and generosity.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. MISCHIEF
14  And Mrs. Gummidge took his hand, and kissed it with a homely pathos and affection, in a homely rapture of devotion and gratitude, that he well deserved.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. THE BEGINNING OF A LONGER JOURNEY
15  He left my homely dwelling to mingle with the gay nobility of your brother's court, where he learned to do those tricks of horsemanship which you prize so highly.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
Example Sentence: (42 in 3 pages)
1  Home is home, though never so homely.
2  Home is home, be it never so homely.
3  Mrs Keane is a comfortable, homely person.
4  We try and provide a very homely atmos-phere.
5  For I knew Diana and Mary would derive more pleasure from seeing again the old homely tables than from the spectacle of the smartest innovations.
6  The king said it was all the more homely and more pleasant for these fixings, and so don't disturb them.
7  I would rather have a poor and comely wife than a rich and homely one.
8  The various building programmes add up to several thousand new homes.
9  The country health agency has dedicated one inspector to monitor conditions in nursing homes.
10  When toxic fumes began to drift toward our homes, we were told to evacuate.
11  The Archbishop called upon the government to build more low cost homes for local residents.
12  People owning leasehold homes will be given a new right to buy the freehold of their property.
13  The families claim they are being turfed out of their homes.
14  They take little interest in a conflict far from their homes and remote from their everyday problems.
15  In small homes a single colour scheme can create a sense of space.