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quite outmoded or unfashionable

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British marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970)

deep-dish apple dessert covered with a rich crust

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lacking in smartness or taste

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primly out of date

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The fact that the corporate video package of blonde Helen's successful narrative is sold as a romantic-comedy (as opposed to, as David Bordwell notes, (17) the melodrama of the dowdier story of brunette Helen) only serves to make it all the more seductive.
And, from a very different universe, here she is on the dowdier domestic product Barbara Pym, like Lopokova only in her ability to "guard against sentimentality:'
LOS ANGELES has long been a city full of beautiful people but now a new disorder has been diagnosed which affects dowdier travellers arriving in the city.
The female is dowdier by comparison - with a plain brown head and grey body.
got it maid As Anna Bates she's mainly found in the dowdier quarters of Downton Abbey, but for actress Joanne Froggatt, 34, life ain't so shabby Anna's look hasn't changed over the last five series, do you ever get costume envy?
I worked all that summer exercising the Morrisonian whippets while Sir Ken devoted his energies to perfecting the merchandising skills that would in time transform a dowdy Bradford pie stall into an even dowdier national pie retailer.
A flash of a British pop star years ago -- the film is initially presented in one of those mock doc "Behind the Music" formats, though that gets forgotten most of the time -- he's reduced to writing dumb advertising jingles in New York and constantly listening to the complaints of longtime girlfriend Dora (Gwyneth Paltrow, playing right into the cliche of being dowdier as a brunette).
Unusually for birds, the male looks after nesting duties, so tends to have dowdier plumage than the splendid grey, white and chestnut vision in the shallows in front of me.
Jan (Barlow) is the dowdier of the two with Reid as tartier Agnes and they share a routine of regular tea breaks, gossip and friendly nagging.
More than half the components have been changed and the Spanish-built city car can no longer be thought of as just a dowdier alternative to the Volkswagen Lupo.
The Financial Times's education correspondent Mr Cook also attacked Bedales in Petersfield, for the kind of pictures it forwards, saying: "Oddly, it forgets to send out photos of its male students (or dowdier girls).
But a man who leaves you for something older, dowdier and fatter is not being fair.
The Financial Times's Mr Cook also named and shamed Bedales in Petersfield, for the kind of pictures it forwards, saying: "Oddly, it forgets to send out photos of its male students (or dowdier girls).