His end was not unimpressive, but it was melancholy.
A man of small stature and unimpressive appearance, he was somewhat lame from birth, a fact which was used as an argument against his succession, an oracle having warned Sparta against a "lame reign."
Not to be outdone, Mr. Hornibrook set out to build his own mansion, which was designed to make the Villa Marre look painfully small and unimpressive.
Without the makeup artist, the media would look much more unimpressive and everyday.
The spiritual princes, besides displaying all the faults of the secular princes, had special defects of their own; and as simony was universally practised, the lives of multitudes of the inferior clergy were a public scandal, while their services were cold and unimpressive.