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It was written in 1940 by Woody Guthrie, allegedly in a shabby hotel room just outside of Times Square—not on the 6, but close enough.INAUGURATION MUSICAL PERFORMANCES ARE TRICKY. BUT LADY GAGA, JENNIFER LOPEZ AND GARTH BROOKS DID EXACTLY WHAT WE NEEDED THEM TO DOSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKJANUARY 20, 2021TIME
A friend sees Etta in a bookstore, in her shabby daily costume — a “wrinkled old evening gown” and sneakers.ADRIENNE KENNEDY’S NEW PLAY, ‘ETTA AND ELLA ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE,’ IS UTTERLY UNIQUEPETER MARKSJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
More and more often, I settle into a shabby, cat-clawed wing chair with the day’s newspapers and periodically snort “Harrumph!”HOW DID ALL THESE BOOKS GET INTO MY HOUSE? THERE’S A METHOD TO WHAT SEEMS LIKE MADNESS.MICHAEL DIRDAJANUARY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Ever since I encountered the stunning Tepotztli tools, I’ve been side-eying my shabby cocktail set, quietly suppressing the urge to throw my old tools in the trash and order my dream set.SOMEONE PLEASE BUY ME THIS GORGEOUS COCKTAIL SETNICK MANCALL-BITELDECEMBER 30, 2020EATER
Neither is too shabby, considering how porous some other, more experienced clubs have been.THE SUNS AND MAVS SHOULDN’T HAVE SURPRISED US … BUT WE DIDN’T SEE T.J. WARREN COMINGCHRIS HERRING (CHRIS.HERRING@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)AUGUST 5, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The English have too much pride to be tricky or shabby, even in the essentially corrupting relation of buyer and seller.GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
The farmer stooped down, and raised the shabby bonnet from the face of the woman to examine her more carefully.THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
He turned into an alley, down which, nautically speaking, he rolled into a shabby little court.THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
She still wore the shabby lace and the artificial bunch of violets on the side of her head.THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
I am sure there is nothing lower, or more mean and shabby, than getting places and praise a fellow does not deserve.THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE

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