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Becky used to go through dialogues with it; it formed the delight of Newman Street, Gerrard Street, and the Artists' quarter: and the young painters, when they came to take their gin-and-water with their lazy, dissolute, clever, jovial senior, used regularly to ask Rebecca if Miss Pinkerton was at home: she was as well known to them, poor soul
Alexander Vronsky, in spite of the dissolute life, and in especial the drunken habits, for which he was notorious, was quite one of the court circle.
The stranger was meanly dressed, with every appearance about his person and countenance, of squalid poverty and of the most dissolute habits.
To the dissolute and bad, the thing remains a frightful mystery.
Take the case of your own daughter, the young lady downstairs, who is your breathing image'--Mrs Varden coughed and simpered--'there is a young man (I am sorry to say, a dissolute fellow, of very indifferent character) of whom I have heard Ned speak--Bullet was it--Pullet--Mullet--'
He told me that he had been a man in years long before his uncle had acknowledged him as one; and that from his school-days to that hour, his uncle's roof has been a sanctuary to him from the contagion of the irreligious and dissolute.
Dawkin's appearance did not say a vast deal in favour of the comforts which his patron's interest obtained for those whom he took under his protection; but, as he had a rather flightly and dissolute mode of conversing, and furthermore avowed that among his intimate friends he was better known by the sobriquet of 'The Artful Dodger,' Oliver concluded that, being of a dissipated and careless turn, the moral precepts of his benefactor had hitherto been thrown away upon him.
He was a morose, savage-hearted, bad man; idle and dissolute in his habits; cruel and ferocious in his disposition.
Judge, jury and spectators have visions of his lounging about, with an ill-looking, large-whiskered, dissolute young fellow of six feet high.
She was a sensible woman and so she could not help looking upon me as a dissolute profligate incapable of real love.
THEATRE Love For Love Restoration comedy in which Valentine, Sir Sampson's dissolute eldest son, finds the only way out of his financial difficulties is to give in to his father's pressure to sign over his right of inheritance to his brother.
And while Brian Pettifer and Louise McCarthy do their best as the dissolute chip shop magnate and dumb blonde, marrying a young woman off to solve the family's money problems is just not very funny.
Meanwhile, the charming and dissolute Jonathan Strange (Bertie Carvell) is about to discover he has magical powers of his own.
Emphasizing the need for foolproof intelligence sharing and updated capacities to counter dissolute elements, he said they have joined hands to disrupt normalcy and create chaos.
BULSE A Bag for diamonds B Pickled beef C Dissolute fellow who am I?