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In the centre of this table stood a tawdry Japanese vase, worth, perhaps, five or six shillings.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
Even the children were not whimpering, the tawdry women were not hysterical, not a parrot raised his voice nor a dog whined.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
The fire was the really great adornment; all else was cheap, and some of it was tawdry.
WAYSIDE COURTSHIPSHAMLIN GARLAND
Singularly enough, this modest lady gave the origin to the word “tawdry,” so Thornbury declares.
MILTON'S ENGLANDLUCIA AMES MEAD
Can't you see what a miserable sham the thing is—a cheap, tawdry imitation of the splendid classic type?
There is no superfluous ornament in his orations, nothing tawdry, nothing otiose.
In the all-searching glare of the Mesopotamian sun it is apt to appear merely tawdry.
No well-bred girl cares for tawdry, cheap, over-ornamented clothes.
There were many lights still gleaming upon the sea, but their effect now seemed tawdry.
MR. GREX OF MONTE CARLOE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
It appears with all the tawdry emotion of revolutionary eloquence in the address of the Procuradores to the Queen-Regent.

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