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She had been a very small child when she had heard one aunt say of her to another, "What a pity she is such a dark, homely little thing." Marilla was every day of fifty before the sting had gone out of that memory.
But all the Ambassadors of the next countries, which had been there before, and knew the fashions and manners of the Utopians, among whom they perceived no honour given to sumptuous and costly apparel, silks to be contemned, gold also to be infamed and reproachful, were wont to come thither in very homely and simple apparel.
I said: "She is not tall, she is short; she is not beautiful, she is homely; she is graceful enough, I grant, but she is rather boisterous."
He was a homely, freckled, sandy-haired young fellow, with an intelligent blue eye that had frankness and comradeship in it and a covert twinkle of a pleasant sort.
"I think it would be awful homely," said Emma Jane.
He had received a good education, but, on succeeding early in life to a small independence, had become indisposed for any of the more homely pursuits in which his brothers were engaged, and had satisfied an active, cheerful mind and social temper by entering into the militia of his county, then embodied.
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The aim is to attain sleek lines and maximise space, drawing a fine line between a blank canvas and a "homely" feel.
But the formula of the quaint and homely stories set against the backdrop of a quaint and homely village - with the on-off, chalk-andcheese, will-they-won't-they?
They also persuaded local companies to donate equipment, transforming it into a homely place for pre-school children and an after-school club.
However, people here are the most homely and contented with where they live than any other region in the UK with 79 per cent satisfied in general.
Too homely was the conclusion of TV producers about the Kirk's family home in Gosforth, Newcastle.