"And then she will shake off her dowdiness and her gloom together," said Mrs Mackenzie.
Miss Drummond is not so bad, after all, is she, in spite of her dowdiness and fussy ways?
Try to be as neat as the very dowdiest girl you know, without the dowdiness.
There was none of the occasional shabbiness or dowdiness of Michigan Avenue.
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