Probably these blocks formed the floor of a balcony, a tawdry marble addition.
He therefore adapts himself to his circumstances, and, using the mould rather than the chisel, produces specimens which show tawdry handsomeness and are attractively cheap. It must be admitted, however, that even though foreign appreciative faculty were sufficiently educated, the Japanese artist in metals would still labor under the great difficulty of devising shapes to take the place of those which Europe and America have learned to consider classical.
TAWDRY, an adjective used to characterize cheap finery, and especially things which imitate in a cheap way that which is rich or costly, or adornments of which the freshness and elegance have worn off.
These kinds of cards are usually more suggestive, more direct - but that doesn't give you the excuse to be tawdry or tasteless (unless you are sure your intended recipient will take it in the right tone).
The word is first used in combination in the phrase "tawdry lace," a shortened form or corruption of St Audrey's or St Awdrey's lace.
Stafford and Morrow were quoted in many soap opera magazines at the time as enjoying their tawdry affair on screen for the scene chewing they were both able to do.
grandiloquent phrases for such a tawdry and criminal aim!
You thought it was just another tawdry late-night TV show.
Episodes focus on the common and sometimes comical problems including career issues, mid-life crisis, rebellious children, fashion mistakes, deep secrets, tawdry affairs, and murder.
Fortunately, gamers recognized the difference between titillating and tawdry, and BMXXX was an absolute bomb.
dangle jam, and we find Chris Morris dangling in the wind, creating moments of unforgettable shock alongside exercises in tawdry tedium.
tawdry affair with a young White House aide.
tawdry late-night TV show.
tawdry, neon world of Vegas.
tawdry tale will come out in the weeks to come!
tawdry glamor of the underbelly of the Great American Dream.
tawdry spectacle of consumer culture have no conception of his vision of what things could be.
Some people feel that its immense popularity has turned it into a rather tawdry version of its former self.
Real seaside jolliness is not self consciously artful, it has a robust vulgarity and is often tawdry.
Here some of the shops stock pricey designer-label clothes, while others seem rather tawdry.
She curled around her tawdry bag, whining piteously, abject terror in her wide staring eyes. she began to cry.
The tawdry and exaggerated rhetoric; the petty vanity and jealousies; the weak sentimentalism; the utter incapacity for proportioning means to ends, and for grasping the stern realities of things, which so commonly disfigure the lives and conduct even of the more honest members of his class, were wholly alien to his nature.
BRUMMAGEM (an old local form of "Birmingham"), a name first applied to a counterfeit coin made in the city of Birmingham, England, in the 17th century, and later to the plated and imitation articles made there; hence cheap, showy or tawdry.
The Roman Catholic cathedral is more pretentious in style, but is tawdry in its interior.
In Executive Power, the president is conducting a tawdry affair with a young White House aide.
We get a wonderfully balanced birdseye view of the tawdry, neon world of Vegas.
No doubt more of this tawdry tale will come out in the weeks to come !
Visually the whole production convincingly replicated the tawdry glamor of the underbelly of the Great American Dream.
Postmodernists who criticize Adorno for denouncing the tawdry spectacle of consumer culture have no conception of his vision of what things could be.
Tawdry tabloid speculation implied that there was something very unseemly about a gay director and a young boy.
A florid Jesuitical style of oratory became very popular in the time of Sigismund III., not without rhetorical power, but frequently becoming tawdry.
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