1 The narrow passage led us into a quadrangle paved with flags and lined by sordid dwellings.
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2 In glowing sentences he painted a picture of Animal Farm as it might be when sordid labour was lifted from the animals' backs.
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.
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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.
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5 And however one might sentimentalize it, this sex business was one of the most ancient, sordid connexions and subjections.
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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.
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7 I thought he was joking, for the view was sordid enough, but he soon explained himself.
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8 The sweat, the heat, the journey on foot, the dust, added I know not what sordid quality to this dilapidated whole.
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9 The den upon which his eye now rested was abject, dirty, fetid, pestiferous, mean, sordid.
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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.
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11 Bonacieux was one of profound selfishness mixed with sordid avarice, the whole seasoned with extreme cowardice.
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12 Amidst this sordid scene, sat a man with his clenched hands resting on his knees, and his eyes bent on the ground.
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13 I could not bear to return to the sordid village, where, besides, no prospect of aid was visible.
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14 She always felt uneasy driving past this dirty, sordid cluster of discarded army tents and slave cabins.
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15 It was not less tragic because it was so sordid, because it had to do with wages and grocery bills and rents.