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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISORDERLY

There was a whole hierarchy of respect, outside of which existence was unrestrained and disorderly.

Flushed with victory, the troops were found riotous and disorderly.

Then, pushing them together into a disorderly heap, she started to her feet and faced him.

The Chinaman stokers went in a disorderly rush for the port boats.

The room was a large one, very dirty, ill-furnished, and disorderly.

In Dublin Castle; bad luck to it for a riotous, disorderly place.

The entrance is in a muddy, disorderly yard and is through a tunnel in the house.

But this disorderly Chief would only sign the treaty in his own camp.

How many desks do you think will be found to be disorderly, when we come to make the examination?

Then the teacher, himself mentions the number, which he supposes will be found to be disorderly.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "opposed to moral order," also "opposed to legal authority;" see dis- + orderly (adj.). The meaning "untidy" is attested from 1630s; the older senses are those in disorderly house, disorderly conduct, etc.

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