UNKEMPT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of UNKEMPT
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unkempt
 a.  untidy; dirty; uncared for in appearance
Classic Sentence:
1  The state militia who had gone out so short a time before, resplendent in new uniforms, could hardly be distinguished from the seasoned troops, so dirty and unkempt were they.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
2  He sat slouched in the saddle, a thick, rough-looking man with an unkempt black beard straggling over his unbuttoned blue jacket.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
3  But it looked forlorn and unkempt under the gray sky.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
4  The lawn was wide and green with thick clover and bordering it was a straggling, unkempt privet hedge, interlaced with sweet-smelling honeysuckle vines.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
5  Softened neither by snow nor by waving boughs the houses squatted and scowled, revealed in their unkempt harshness.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
6  She did not feel exalted, but unkempt and furious.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
7  There was a movement and an exclamation from my right, and peering through the gloom, I saw Whitney, pale, haggard, and unkempt, staring out at me.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
8  Collar and shirt bore the grime of a long journey, and the hair bristled unkempt from the well-shaped head.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
9  There were two rough-haired, unkempt horses in the tumble-down stable.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
10  The official received us with a very grave face and showed us into a sitting-room, where an exceedingly unkempt and agitated elderly man, clad in a flannel dressing-gown, was pacing up and down.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
11  "T'other" was a ragged, unkempt creature, with nothing very pleasant in his face.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
12  He was unkempt, uncombed, and clad in the same old ruin of rags that had made him picturesque in the days when he was free and happy.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
13  I liked better some American detective stories which were traversed from time to time by unkempt fierce and beautiful girls.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In AN ENCOUNTER
14  Yonder is another grove, with unkempt lawn, great magnolias, and grass-grown paths.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VII
Example Sentence:
1  Jeremy hated his neighbor's unkempt lawn: he thought its neglected appearance had a detrimental effect on neighborhood property values.
2  Through some combination of political skill, fortuitous timing, well-tuned messaging, and sheer luck this has become the Summer of Sanders — in which an unkempt 73-year-old man who isn't even a member of the Democratic Party is mounting the strongest challenge to the Democratic establishment.