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How to use under-dog in a sentence

  • "Sympathy for the under dog, as Miss Monroe's countrywomen would say picturesquely," remarked Mr. Macdonald.

  • The under-dog deserves our sympathy, the upper-dog must be a better dog or he couldn't have put the other dog down.

    The Iron Puddler | James J. Davis
  • Both together—the under dog seems to have too much cover, like his mouth might be full of cotton.

    The Clansman | Thomas Dixon
  • It was not Minga's way to vibrate to the sorrow of the under-dog.

    Under the Law | Edwina Stanton Babcock
  • A characteristic weakness of Irving's was always an unreasoning fondness for the under dog.

    Washington Irving | Henry W. Boynton

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