TAWDRY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of TAWDRY
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tawdry
 a.  cheap in nature or appearance; tastelessly showy; shameful or indecent
Classic Sentence:
1  He remembered with bitterness that scene of tawdry tribute.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   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.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A LITTLE CLOUD
3  It was a tawdry affair, all Cupids and cornucopias, like a third-rate wedding-cake.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
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.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5
5  They talked to each other across the theatre and shared their oranges with the tawdry girls who sat beside them.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
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.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
8  A pitiful and tawdry love-affair.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
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.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
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."
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
Example Sentence:
1  The bride, instead of being disguised in tawdry stuffs of gold and silver, appeared in a negligee of plain blue satin, without any other jewels than her eyes, which far outshone all that ever was produced by the mines of Golconda.
2  The call lasted just 40 seconds, according to police, but is significant primarily for what followed, as a tawdry tale of personal foibles mushroomed into a massive scandal that could bring down a mayor.