1 Our liturgy," observed Crawford, "has beauties, which not even a careless, slovenly style of reading can destroy; but it has also redundancies and repetitions which require good reading not to be felt.
2 He was clad in a professional but rather slovenly fashion, for his frock-coat was dingy and his trousers frayed.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In Chapter 1. Mr. Sherlock Holmes
3 She looked poor white, shiftless, slovenly, trifling.
4 I mean not to be slovenly about her dress or untidy in leaving things about.
5 I had let myself get too slovenly.
6 Nothing must be sloven or slipshod; every door, every fence, must be kept in repair.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. WashingtonContext Highlight In Chapter III.