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No version of the siege of Troy has ever shown Helen to care much one way or another about her abduction, and this play shows her to be silly and slatternly rather than inspiring.
The dismal quarter of Soho seen under these changing glimpses, with its muddy ways, and slatternly passengers, and its lamps, which had never been extinguished or had been kindled afresh to combat this mournful reinvasion of darkness, seemed, in the lawyer's eyes, like a district of some city in a nightmare.
Unfortunately, metal in its free state--a nice steel stake or a solid brass candlestick--represented a high level of order, and Nature was slatternly and preferred disorder.
Burney's comments on the Duchess of Devonshire, seen in Hyde Park and observed to be "young & handsome," yet "undressed & slatternly" (Troide, pp.
Sairey Gamp, for example, the drunken, slatternly nurse in Martin Chuzzlewit, is as undesirable a creature as it is possible to be.
Greylock's relationship with his servant Idabella, a "slatternly yellow woman," has burdened both his family and his community with a "mulatto brood" (295, 63).
Though remember to wear suitably conservative attire, slatternly women of the West.
Suddenly you have a listening device worthy of MI5, allowing you to discover how many affairs that slatternly Mrs Smith from next door enjoyed while Mr Smith was at the golf club.
One has to admit, though, that nobody fell in love with the slatternly Akhmatova deeply enough for her to make history on account of that love.
Elsewhere in this volume the slanderous aspersion has been disproved, that the vocation of whaling is throughout a slatternly, untidy business.
The two ghoulish figures who control this world, the "spectre-woman and her death-mate," resemble John Milton's dogs of Hell, Paradise Lost's slatternly Sin and the hulking goblin Death.
Puzzled, Liberty finally meets his grandfather behind the big house in his "speculating shed," a slatternly hovel lined with shelves of "scientific" volumes on white supremacist ideology, from racialized Biblical accounts of human origins to Anglo Saxon race theory (232-35).