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But of late they have grown, more candid and are ashamed of the expression 'love of country,' and have annihilated the very spirit of the words as something injurious and petty and undignified.
There, hours after, sprawling undignified and sleeping profoundly, Kurt found him, a very image of the democratic mind confronted with the problems of a time too complex for its apprehension.
The older men, who thought it undignified to amuse themselves with such nonsense, continued to lie at the opposite side of the fire, but one would occasionally raise himself on an elbow and glance at Morel with a smile.
122] shrewd, passionate, somewhat melancholy heads, which, though they are often of peasant origin, are never by any chance undignified.
She had to run about after him, though it was rather undignified.
She was also extremely jealous, and had a way of signifying disapproval of my methods that led to many coldnesses and even bickerings between us, which I now see to have been undignified.
My husband made the cat some pink brains, but they proved to be too high- bred and particular for a cat, so she thinks it is undignified in her to catch mice.
Her sides were far too high to permit the use of sweeps, and when Perry suggested that we pole her, I remonstrated on the grounds that it would be a most undignified and awk-ward manner of sweeping down upon the foe, even if we could find or wield poles that would reach to the bottom of the ocean.
It wouldn't have been the right thing for them to have seen a minister in such an undignified predicament.
Here was an undignified hiatus, if not a finale, to all his schemes, to the even tenor of his self-restrained, purposeful life
But, too quickly for her, Bob whirled again, though this time, by a severe effort, she saved herself from the undignified position against his neck.
Friendly to all, he reserved his love for Steward alone, though he was not above many an undignified romp with the fox-terriers.