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How to use shabbiness in a sentence

She would have wept over its shabbiness had she ever been able to find tears for such purposes.
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
She wore the gayest hats, which only served to emphasize the poverty and shabbiness of the rest of her clothes.
THE LEAVEN IN A GREAT CITYLILLIAN WILLIAM BETTS
The place was shabby, as befitted a hole-in-corner enterprise, but Terry saw not that shabbiness.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
The person in attendance on these works of art was in all respects, shabbiness excepted, unlike the former personage.
SOMEBODY'S LUGGAGECHARLES DICKENS
They brought but one message to her eyes that were vexed with shabbiness, to her soul that was shrunk by privation—riches.
THE DEVOURERSANNIE VIVANTI CHARTRES
I really didn't know how little charm and how much shabbiness there was about the place.
THE LETTERS OF WILLIAM JAMES, VOL. 1WILLIAM JAMES
The room presented itself as ample and interesting in detail and shabby with a quite commendable shabbiness.
TONO BUNGAYH. G. WELLS
Many a wife is wearied and neglected into moral shabbiness, who, rightly entreated, would have walked sister and wife of the gods.
A NEW ATMOSPHEREGAIL HAMILTON
Their shabbiness rather took the shine out of the voluptuousnesses she had tried, and failed, to get upon her canvas.
GRAY YOUTHOLIVER ONIONS
He had fancied himself a mark for ridicule, and the sense of shabbiness and poverty had gone far to crush his spirit.
ST. WINIFRED'SFREDERIC W. FARRAR

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