blowzy


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characteristic of or befitting a slut or slattern

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Apart from a few strained top notes and a few questionable interpretive touches (the conclusion of Tosca's "Vissi d'arte," for example), Fleming's singing is glorious and less blowzy than it has been in recent years.
if I had rather chosen to call my work a "Sentimental Tale," would it not have been a sufficient presage of a heroine with a profusion of auburn hair, and a harp, the soft solace of her solitary hours, which she fortunately finds always the means of transporting from castle to cottage, although she herself be sometimes obliged to jump out of a two-pair-of-stairs window, and is more than once bewildered on her journey, alone and on foot, without any guide but a blowzy peasant girl, whose jargon she can hardly understand?
Similarly, the much derided passages of literary pontification--his blowzy dismissals of critics as "angleworms"--aren't egotistical bombast but "an elaborate oration .
Her name was Bonny Lee Bakley, a blowzy Southerner in her 40s, who had a reputation for earning money from lonely men by promising sex.
TV is an essentially blowzy, fraudulent, two-dimensional and vulgar medium - Best-selling writer AN WilsonI get bored very easily with myself.
Together, Burton and Taylor commanded unprecedented salaries to co-star on screen but few of their films were successful and all take second place to Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966) for which Taylor won her second Oscar as Burton's blowzy, foulmouthed wife, Martha.
Blowzy barmaid Diane, a woman who has often said she's looking for a hunky, rich man, decides that she and clapped-out, penniless Jack should begin a proper affair.
As the rest of the industry learns cool understatement, Proton reverts to the blowzy days of the Eighties, the era of go-faster stripes and other shrieked messages about performance.
The long line of equipages--from the ponderous coach of the member of council, moving leisurely and proudly along, or the lively barouche of Mr Whalebone, the ship-owner, to the one-horse-shay, in which the landlord of the Tinker's Arms drives out his blowzy dame `to take the hair arter dinner' .
And second to none in energetic enjoyment was Tugboat Annie Brennan, master of the Narcissus and senior skipper of Secoma's Deep-Sea Towing and Salvage Company fleet, with blowzy hair flying wild, face shining with sweat and bliss, blue eyes sparkling, and massive frame bounding and prancing in the resentful grip of a giant Dutch Harbor whaling captain.
Dorothy Loudon won the Tony for best actress in 1977 for her creation of Hannigan as a blowzy old maid in the original Broadway run (beating Andrea McArdle as Annie), and Carol Burnett received a Golden Globe nomination for slurring her words and bulging her eyes throughout the 1982 film adaptation.
The main focus, however, is the bizarre relationship between Harold and his blowzy mother Kate (Harry), who in the opening scene is seen giving her son a loving sponge bath.
Blowzy sister Helene (Paprika Steen) has the latest in a long line of boyfriends certain not to meet with her relatives' approval.
She commences: ``I'm sick of everyone in this blasted, blowzy, mercenary, vengeful, low-rent mess of a scandal.