UNCOUTH in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of UNCOUTH
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uncouth
 a.  lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  One sent forth the praises of Athelstane in a doleful panegyric; another, in a Saxon genealogical poem, rehearsed the uncouth and harsh names of his noble ancestry.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
2  He was a little wild, uncouth and proud.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
3  To many persons this Egdon was a place which had slipped out of its century generations ago, to intrude as an uncouth object into this.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
4  Toller, for that is his name, is a rough, uncouth man, with grizzled hair and whiskers, and a perpetual smell of drink.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
5  When he reached the crest I saw the ragged uncouth figure outlined for an instant against the cold blue sky.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor
6  He was an uncouth man, but deeply imbued in the secrets of his science.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
7  Sometimes I wished to express my sensations in my own mode, but the uncouth and inarticulate sounds which broke from me frightened me into silence again.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 11
8  The pathway among the woods seemed wilder, more uncouth with its rude natural obstacles, and less trodden by the foot of man, than he remembered it on his outward journey.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XX.THE MINISTER IN A MAZE
9  He ate in a ravenous way that was very disagreeable, and all his actions were uncouth, noisy, and greedy.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XL
10  From Icelandic, Dutch, and old English authorities, there might be quoted other lists of uncertain whales, blessed with all manner of uncouth names.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
11  As he approached us, he began to make uncouth noises, and held up his hands to show us his fingers, which were webbed to the first knuckle, like a duck's foot.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: III
12  Endeavoring, then, to collect his ideas, he prepared to perform that species of incantation, and those uncouth rites, under which the Indian conjurers are accustomed to conceal their ignorance and impotency.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
13  Though not a vaunting and bloodily disposed Goliath," returned David, drawing a sling from beneath his parti-colored and uncouth attire, "I have not forgotten the example of the Jewish boy.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
14  A violent babble of uncouth sounds burst out on the other side of the planks.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
15  He would become dreadful, hideous, and uncouth.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
Example Sentence:
1  Most biographers portray Lincoln as an uncouth and ungainly young man.
2  She may embarrass you with her uncouth behavior.