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 Meanings and Examples of MOTLEY
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motley
 a.  multi-colored; mixed; having elements of great variety
Classic Sentence:
1  Scarlett, though filled with the universal Southern desire to believe only the pleasantest and most reassuring things about the progress of the fighting, felt cold as she watched the motley ranks go by.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
2  The set with which she was now moving was a motley crew.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
3  The room was soon filled with a motley assemblage, from the old gray-headed patriarch of eighty, to the young girl and lad of fifteen.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
4  Through all this motley assemblage, threading her way with the skill of an accomplished rider, there galloped Lucy Ferrier, her fair face flushed with the exercise and her long chestnut hair floating out behind her.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER II. THE FLOWER OF UTAH
5  It was to the leaders of this motley army that the letter of the Templar was now delivered.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
6  It is true, I gave a little ground at first, for a motley jacket does not brook lance-heads, as a steel doublet will.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
7  There he was before me, in motley, as though he had absconded from a troupe of mimes, enthusiastic, fabulous.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
8  Nothing could be more bizarre and at the same time more motley than this troop.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER IV—AN ATTEMPT TO CONSOLE THE WIDOW HUCHELOUP
9  A motley ring of boys and matrons girdle the walls.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK ELEVENTH
Example Sentence:
1  As described by Chaucer, the cavalcade of Canterbury pilgrims was a motley group.
2  He wore a loose tunic and looser trousers, homespun and dyed in motley green and brown.
3  I looked at the motley bunch we were sailing with and began to feel uneasy about the trip.
4  The people she'd invited were a pretty motley crew.