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How to use down-at-the-heel in a sentence

  • Indeed, it would be hard to imagine a more uninteresting, bedraggled, down-at-the-heel place than this.

  • He loathed the shabbiness of it, and the suggestion of germs, decay, down-at-the-heel poverty added to his depression.

    The Man from the Bitter Roots | Caroline Lockhart
  • We had evidently caught the household stripped of "lugs," and sunk in the down-at-the-heel slovenliness which it called "comfort."

    The Deluge | David Graham Phillips
  • Why do we associate money questions with that which is unhappy, unfortunate, down-at-the-heel, with fear and misery?

    Creating Capital | Frederick L. Lipman
  • He put her into a fashionable school and bade her have nothing more to do with those 'down-at-the-heel Bonnivels.'

    Joyce's Investments | Fannie E. Newberry

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