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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEEDY

Not so for Louis, who was impatient that so seedy a person should presume to stop them.

He was a seedy individual, with a face that was horribly pockmarked.

What was it to me that he was soiled and seedy and fragrant with gin?

You see the child looking pale and seedy, and say at once, "something on her mind."

A pair of seedy thoroughbreds, they was, seedy and down and out.

The sight of that seedy and solitary splendour was too much for me.

Tell River-Smith, will you, that I am seedy, and cannot come down to tea.

You know the kind,—seedy hasbeens, with their futures all behind 'em.

I was sorry to hear you had been seedy before you left London.

"Good morning," she said, and she gave her gloved, seedy hand to Ursula.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "fruitful, abundant," from seed (n.) + -y (2). From 1570s as "abounding in seeds." Meaning "shabby" is from 1739, probably in reference to the appearance of a flowering plant that has run to seed. Related: Seediness.

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