Changes in appearance, especially toward slovenliness
99) A debut novel about a woman who sets up a weekly club for kindred spirits that embrace slovenliness
and reject perfection - and ends up becoming an international figurehead for mums everywhere.
So no one can use our slovenliness
against us at a later date.
KEVIN Lynch (Letters, Feb 16) again states that all vermin should be exterminated; I say we would be better off having a cull on human slovenliness
than the fox population.
We would be far better off having a cull on human slovenliness
than the fox population.
Educating the mind was especially important when it came to "the poor," whose "taste" and other perceptions needed elevating above their natural lazy slovenliness
to enable them to resist the destructive "passions" that would otherwise perpetuate their misery (29-44):
Criticizing liberals for their many contributions to slovenliness
and immorality, he insisted in one of the book's essays that "behind all their organizations--civil rights, feminist, civil libertarian, consumerist, environmentalist, sexual, homosexual--lurks a Socialist model.
His father would never have brooked such slovenliness
, and Mrs.
The unwillingness and inability to make distinctions invites a certain coarseness of manners--mobile phone mal-etiquette, public slovenliness
and other indelicacies not worth mentioning.
The slattern's ridiculous pretension to gentility and refinement, while maintaining her slovenliness
, incites us to reflect upon our own pretensions--pretense being the permanent condition of mankind.
Nothing irritated him as much as slovenliness
or ambiguity in thought or expression.
I am scandalized at the intellectual slovenliness
(and, therefore, moral irresponsibility) of Israeli and American Jewish polemics.
Rather than being carefully arranged and protected from dirt under glass shades, the objects in the room constitute an "untidy litter" which, far from suggesting slovenliness
, is "pretty" and implies pleasant occupations, so unlike the formal, sterile and bored existence of the ladies in the Stamers' Llyn Castle.
But equally does Soldati's story appear to be representative of certain Italians: it immortalizes their slovenliness
, their pathetic and irritating mediocrity.
British literature of the nineteenth century developed a language for invoking Irish stereotypes, negative representations of drunkenness and slovenliness
that augmented nationalist resentments against Irish Catholics.