1 He remembered with bitterness that scene of tawdry tribute.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James JoyceContext Highlight In Chapter 5
2 He was sure that he could do something better than his friend had ever done, or could ever do, something higher than mere tawdry journalism if he only got the chance.
3 It was a tawdry affair, all Cupids and cornucopias, like a third-rate wedding-cake.
4 "My son, don't say such dreadful things," murmured Mrs. Vane, taking up a tawdry theatrical dress, with a sigh, and beginning to patch it.
5 They talked to each other across the theatre and shared their oranges with the tawdry girls who sat beside them.
6 But you must think of that lonely death in the tawdry dressing-room simply as a strange lurid fragment from some Jacobean tragedy, as a wonderful scene from Webster, or Ford, or Cyril Tourneur.
7 In the cold slant of light reflected from the back wall of a neighbouring building, she saw her evening dress and opera cloak lying in a tawdry heap on a chair.
8 A pitiful and tawdry love-affair.
9 She pitied herself that her romance should be pitiful; she sighed that in this colorless hour, to this austere self, it should seem tawdry.
10 Then, in a very great desire of rebellion and unleashing of all her hatreds, "The pettier and more tawdry it is, the more blame to Main Street."