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High company; among others the Duchess of Albemarle, who is ever a plain homely dowdy.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
Val felt dowdy and dull in her mourning; it was an insult to the fair summer weather to go about in such clothes.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
After eating a few, I offered the rest to a dowdy elderly woman on my left who was munching dry biscuits from a paper bag.
PENELOPE'S ENGLISH EXPERIENCESKATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
Not a bad, dowdy little woman—the man a worse stick in the drawing-room than the pulpit, if possible.
A SHEAF OF CORNMARY E. MANN
If Clarice, on the other hand, had been asked to describe Mary, she would probably have called her a red-faced dowdy.
QUICKSILVER SUELAURA ELIZABETH HOWE RICHARDS
She wore a large, dowdy hat of black beaver, and a sort of slightly affected simple dress that made her look rather sack-like.
SONS AND LOVERSDAVID HERBERT LAWRENCE
"Do you know, I really liked her better last year, when she was frumpy and dowdy," faltered Dopsy.
MOUNT ROYAL, VOLUME 3 OF 3MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON
I love society, and you only care to associate with dowdy, frumpish people.
AVERILROSA NOUCHETTE CAREY
It is so awfully dowdy; it is not what a lady ought to wear.
A VERY NAUGHTY GIRLL. T. MEADE
The dowdy woman gave the porter a tip, and sent him on an errand.
MY LITTLE SISTERELIZABETH ROBINS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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