Seen at close quarters it had rather a showy
look: the big red jewels in the hilt and guard were a little dubious.
To Philip's inexperience it seemed that she was wonderfully dressed; he did not see that her frock was cheap and showy
It is the town of showy
hotels, patronised chiefly by dudes and ballet girls.
In these cabin homes I often found sewing-machines which had been bought, or were being bought, on instalments, frequently at a cost of as much as sixty dollars, or showy
clocks for which the occupants of the cabins had paid twelve or fourteen dollars.
Now thousands of feet and bayonets moved and halted at the officers' command, turned with banners flying, formed up at intervals, and wheeled round other similar masses of infantry in different uniforms; now was heard the rhythmic beat of hoofs and the jingling of showy
cavalry in blue, red, and green braided uniforms, with smartly dressed bandsmen in front mounted on black, roan, or gray horses; then again, spreading out with the brazen clatter of the polished shining cannon that quivered on the gun carriages and with the smell of linstocks, came the artillery which crawled between the infantry and cavalry and took up its appointed position.
And he was not going to have his vanities provoked by contact with the showy
worldly successes of the capital, but to live among people who could hold no rivalry with that pursuit of a great idea which was to be a twin object with the assiduous practice of his profession.
I saw the little world about me through the lenses of my master's spectacles, and I reported its facts, in his tone and his attitude, with his self-flattered scorn, his showy
sighs, his facile satire.
Irene's tooth was very favourably known in the Gardens, where the perambulators used to gather round her to hear whether it had been doing anything to-day, and I would not have grudged David his proprietary pride in it, had he seemed to understand that Irene's one poor little accomplishment, though undeniably showy
, was without intellectual merit.
Of the two parties who answered it, but one would consent to give me fifty pounds, the sum my mother bade me name as the salary I should require; and here, I hesitated about engaging myself, as I feared the children would be too old, and their parents would require some one more showy
, or more experienced, if not more accomplished than I.
The whole place might have been transplanted from some remote country village; yet there was something about it that made its nearest neighbor, the big lawn-encircled palace of a tobacco king, look exceedingly crude and showy
and ill-bred by contrast.
One can't say anything about him now, but he was just the ordinary type of showy
young soldier, not fit to hold a candle to a man like Thomson.
She had large, bright-blue eyes, a brilliant complexion, and a plump showy
At a certain corner he came to a standstill, proposing to himself the question of turning back toward the showy
and fashionable restaurant in which he usually dined on the evenings of his especial luxury.
and have seen him, as they may on most days in the season, padded and in stays, strutting down Pall Mall with a rickety swagger on his high-heeled lacquered boots, leering under the bonnets of passers-by, or riding a showy
chestnut, and ogling broughams in the Parks--those who know the present Sir George Tufto would hardly recognise the daring Peninsular and Waterloo officer.
Everything on table showy
and gaudy, but with a self-assertingly temporary and nomadic air on the decorations, as boasting that they will be much more showy
and gaudy in the palatial residence.