Unseemly sentence example

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  • Every face bore almost the same smile, expressing unseemly thoughts about the women.
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  • Willie looked grumpy; an unseemly display of emotion.
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  • Felix was ambivalent about her publishing; he felt it was unseemly for a woman.
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  • And with my apologies for jumping the gun in such an unseemly manner.
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  • His desire to ratchet up his income has seen the unseemly row with, and abuse of, Silverstone.
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  • Going in state to Ascot the queen was hissed by some ladies as her carriage drove on to the course, and two peeresses, one of them a Tory duchess, were openly accused of this unseemly act.
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  • One of Wallis's rough sallies in this kind suggested to Hobbes the title of the next rejoinder with which, in 1657, he sought to close the unseemly wrangle.
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  • But Charles did grant a General Assembly in Glasgow (21st of November), where, among unseemly uproar, the ecclesiastical legislation of James I.
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  • It was conducted on both sides with unseemly violence, and those who most approved of Grosseteste's main purpose thought it needful to warn him against the mistake of over-zeal.
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  • At the time of the queen's death an unseemly incident was occasioned by Leopold's refusal to see his daughter Stephanie, who in consequence was not present at her mother's funeral.
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  • A stranger, stopping over on his way East from California; was stabbed to death in an unseemly brawl.
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  • Already the unseemly haste with which the media picked up the flashlight for Blair has created signs of a backlash among Labor supporters.
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  • One sees it in the unseemly scramble to get money from the Department of Homeland Security.
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  • To them, it is somehow unseemly to say that the Cold War was a battle the West waged against evil.
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  • Wooden features were replaced with stone while roofs, now considered unseemly, were hidden behind a stone parapet.
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  • Worst of all, the Orthodox tsar occasionally abandoned the decorous flowing robes of his venerated ancestors, and appeared publicly in the unseemly costume of heretical foreigners, whilst his consort, when carried through the streets in a litter, did not conceal her face from the public gaze.
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  • A painstaking police officer, considering the presence of a corpse in his excellency's courtyard unseemly, told the dragoons to take it away.
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  • Do you have a set routine for leaving the room that avoids an unseemly rush?
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  • To do so, or to indulge in unseemly behavior within the grounds, is an offense against cemetery byelaws.
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  • Tawdry tabloid speculation implied that there was something very unseemly about a gay director and a young boy.
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  • It was considered unseemly for a married woman's hair to be viewed in all its glory by anyone other than her husband.
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  • The object was to injure Bismarck's reputation, and a very unseemly dispute ensued.
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  • For the controversies of the Reformation were conducted by both sides, from kings and prelates down to gutter pamphleteers, in language of the most unseemly violence.
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  • Firstly, the rather unseemly mess concerning the means of electing a leader.
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  • There is a somewhat unseemly haste in the way he takes up her refrain to excuse his delayed recognition of his errors.
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  • But despite the almost unseemly haste with which the U.K. government rushed to embrace the Convention, no new money was made available.
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  • This creative and necessary idea popped into her head when she tried to wear a cream colored pair of slacks, only to be dismayed by atrocious and unseemly panty lines.
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  • The temple rules do not apply to synagogues, however, and unseemly conduct in them is liable only to civil action.
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  • Yet we cannot help feeling that it is a grotesque and unseemly anachronism to apply in grave prose, addressed to the whole world, those terms of saint and angel which are touching and in their place amid the trouble and passion of the great mystic poet.
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  • He induced these to unite in opposing the Lutheran heresy on condition that the pope would issue a decree providing for some of the most needed reforms. There was to be no more financial oppression on the part of the clergy, and no unseemly payments for performing the church services.
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  • Having been hurried with unseemly haste through all the intermediate orders, he received consecration two days after his election, which was unacceptable to the people.
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  • This led to the erection of safeguards, which should prevent the continuance of the unseemly conditions (on Paul's action in the matter, see McGiffert's Apostolic Age, p. 52 3).
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  • The mourning period is an unseemly time to have a financial ding-dong.
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  • Normally it was Josh who showered her with wisdom, and it was somehow unseemly for this newcomer to take up where Josh had left off.
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  • In frequenting the salons of her friends the queen not only came in contact with a number of the younger and more dissipated courtiers, whose high play and unseemly amusements she countenanced, but she fell under the influence of various ambitious intriguers, such as the baron de Besenval, the comte de Vaudreuil, the duc de Lauzun and the comte d'Adhemar, whose interested manoeuvres she was induced to further by her affection for her favourites.
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