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There is also the 'boost' factor in seeing older, run-down areas taking on a new sense of purpose and losing the 'hard times' shabbiness that can drag down morale.
This shabbiness was very un-British, considering how pedantic the Foreign Office is about protocol and how it prides itself about always doing things the proper way.
viii) we must develop a sense of immediacy as time and tide waits for none; (ix) we must not tolerate inefficiency, shabbiness and poor quality work.
Mark Holt, Waterloo We don't complain JUST over three years ago, we were visited by friends from Canada and though they had a great time in Liverpool, they all said how surprised they were at the shabbiness and urban decay they saw.
The garden has lost its shabbiness and 2016 should see an upturn in its demeanour.
13 -- Well, I can't really blame you if such a flash of shabbiness (there are exceptions, of course) is the first thing that came in your mind.
Take Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher, who on Sky's Monday Night Football have raised the bar of TV analysis to its highest-ever level in a sport where fans have rightly moaned for decades about its third-rate, over-chummy shabbiness.
Among the legitimate problems raised by planners and that cry out for resolution now rather than later is the general shabbiness of the area's built environment and the poor management of its open spaces.
That actually is not as bizarre as one might think, even if one takes into account Tunisia's current economic troubles and the whole 1970s/1980s era shabbiness of almost everything in downtown Tunis.
Shabbiness, raggedness and a lack of care surpassed quality.
The decrepitude and old-world shabbiness of the Jewish Center of Brighton Beach made it a curious choice to host Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's meeting with South Brooklyn's numerous Soviet emigres last night.
Gillian Poulter and Douglas Baldwins chapter on Mona Wilson and the Canadian Red Cross is not only a testament to Wilson's unending work, but offers commentary on the social conditions of the city, citing the persistent poverty, the shabbiness of dwellings, and the absence of central heating in many homes, conditions that did not diminish the willingness of Newfoundlanders to extend their homes and city to foreigners.