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sordid
 a.  filthy; unethical or dishonest; dirty; foul; morally degraded
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  The narrow passage led us into a quadrangle paved with flags and lined by sordid dwellings.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
2  In glowing sentences he painted a picture of Animal Farm as it might be when sordid labour was lifted from the animals' backs.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter V
3  So does the eye of Heaven itself become an evil eye, when incapable or sordid hands are interposed between it and the things it looks upon to bless.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I
4  You know I am a sordid piece of human nature, ready to sell myself at any time for any reasonable sum, and altogether incapable of any Arcadian proceeding whatever.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
5  And however one might sentimentalize it, this sex business was one of the most ancient, sordid connexions and subjections.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 1
6  His wife was a thin, pale, sharp kind of person with no fortune of her own, and the misfortune of having to regulate her husband's rather sordid amorous exploits.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
7  I thought he was joking, for the view was sordid enough, but he soon explained himself.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
8  The sweat, the heat, the journey on foot, the dust, added I know not what sordid quality to this dilapidated whole.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE EVENING OF A DAY OF WALKING
9  The den upon which his eye now rested was abject, dirty, fetid, pestiferous, mean, sordid.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VI—THE WILD MAN IN HIS LAIR
10  She was barefooted and in rags, as on the day when she had so resolutely entered his chamber, only her rags were two months older now, the holes were larger, the tatters more sordid.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV—AN APPARITION TO MARIUS
11  Bonacieux was one of profound selfishness mixed with sordid avarice, the whole seasoned with extreme cowardice.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 13 MONSIEUR BONACIEUX
12  Amidst this sordid scene, sat a man with his clenched hands resting on his knees, and his eyes bent on the ground.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
13  I could not bear to return to the sordid village, where, besides, no prospect of aid was visible.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
14  She always felt uneasy driving past this dirty, sordid cluster of discarded army tents and slave cabins.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
15  It was not less tragic because it was so sordid, because it had to do with wages and grocery bills and rents.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 14
Example Sentence:
1  The huts they lived in were sordid and filthy beyond belief.
2  It was a shock to discover the truth about his sordid past.
3  The whole sordid affair came out in the press.
4  Many of these files contain sordid details about the personal lives of the litigants.