Hayward surrounded his sordid
and vulgar little adventures with a glow of poetry, and thought he touched hands with Pericles and Pheidias because to describe the object of his attentions he used the word hetaira instead of one of those, more blunt and apt, provided by the English language.
I did indeed observe that the YAHOOS were the only animals in this country subject to any diseases; which, however, were much fewer than horses have among us, and contracted, not by any ill-treatment they meet with, but by the nastiness and greediness of that sordid
What is called poetic insight is the gift of discerning, in this sphere of strangely mingled elements, the beauty and the majesty which are compelled to assume a garb so sordid
But when the fun is rather rough, we must remember that Dickens wrote of the England of seventy years ago and more, when life was rougher than it is now, and when people did not see that drinking was the sordid
sin we know it to be now.
It is the sordid
cares of the lowly born that do these things.
not a mean spirit, nor a sordid
soul, nor a sad heart there - ah, Thorndike, I wish I could see it again.
Another ill effect of the exclusion would be the temptation to sordid
views, to peculation, and, in some instances, to usurpation.
In fact, in these virulent and sordid
competitions, the trappers of each party were more intent upon injuring their rivals, than benefitting themselves; breaking each other's traps, trampling and tearing to pieces the beaver lodges, and doing every thing in their power to mar the success of the hunt.
I could not decide whether she desired the return of her husband because she loved him, or because she dreaded the tongue of scandal; and I was perturbed by the suspicion that the anguish of love contemned was alloyed in her broken heart with the pangs, sordid
to my young mind, of wounded vanity.
Disturbing revelations crop up with dismaying regularity in a sordid
mystery that is frequently shocking though rarely surprising.
For this human bond finds its visual expression not simply in the gestures and faces of Attia's subjects but in the very space and composition of the photos; not only the physical closeness and warm tonalities, but much more subtly, the visual stability of these images, devoid of the plunging vantage points, blurring, dissymmetry, and underexposure that spell "sordid
." The results are not necessarily images of these women and men as they are, much less as they should be, but as they would like to be seen and accepted by others.
A HOUSING boss has been sacked from his pounds 90,000-a-year job after the Sunday Mirror exposed his sordid
Nazi sex fetish.
And the last time she saw him, Stacey threatened to tell Tanya all about their sordid
affair and nothing much has changed there either.
and shameful trysts with strangers in the woods behind a smelly roadside rest stop put his own health at risk.
He is another in a line of Judases to know Diana, and has sold his soul for a sordid
book contract worth a lot more than thirty pieces of silver.