SLOVENLY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SLOVENLY
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 a.  messy and dirty; careless and excessively casual
Classic Sentence:
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.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
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 Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1. Mr. Sherlock Holmes
3  She looked poor white, shiftless, slovenly, trifling.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XL
4  I mean not to be slovenly about her dress or untidy in leaving things about.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Context  Highlight   In ACT II
5  I had let myself get too slovenly.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: III
6  Nothing must be sloven or slipshod; every door, every fence, must be kept in repair.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter III.
Example Sentence:
1  Unshaven, sitting around in his bathrobe all afternoon, Gus didn't seem to care about the slovenly appearance he presented.
2  Better a bachelor's life than a slovenly wife.
3  Such sloven work habits will never produce good products.