Sentence Examples


  • Being frequently under the necessity of wearing shabby coats and dirty shirts, he became a confirmed sloven.
  • Twelve dollars later I was let off at a shabby red brick building in a section of town where no tour busses stop.
  • The buildings of the town are sombre, shabby and low, but built of stone; and the streets, though wide and shaded by acacias, are mostly unpaved.
  • In person he was tall and rather thin; his dress was old-fashioned and singularly uniform, and was inclined to be shabby about the times when the precisely arranged visits of his tailor were due.
  • In 1714 he set out to seek his fortune in Russia, and unsuccessfully solicited a place at the shabby court of the princess Sophia Charlotte, the consort of the tsarevich Alexius.