shabbily

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv shabbily in a mean and ungenerous manner "the two were haggling shabbily in the drawing-room"
    • adv shabbily so as to appear worn and threadbare or dilapidated "a shabbily dressed man"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Shabbily In a shabby manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • shabbily In a shabby manner, in any sense of the word shabby.
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Usage

In literature:

A boy of about seventeen, shabbily dressed, answered the bell.
"Mark Mason's Victory" by Horatio Alger
As they went out they met a young man, shabbily clad and apparently poorly fed.
"The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit" by Richard Harris
I see you are shabbily dressed and in want of money.
"Kidnapped at the Altar" by Laura Jean Libbey
He was thin, shabbily dressed, with full, intense forehead, ravenous face, and brilliant eyes.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 2" by Various
Shabbily as Ben Smart had used him, he could not make up his mind to betray him.
"Try Again" by Oliver Optic
Wilkinson seems to have fully shared his commander's likes and dislikes, and has treated Arnold shabbily.
"Burgoyne's Invasion of 1777" by Samuel Adams Drake
He was dressed as usual, half shabbily and half splendidly.
"Francezka" by Molly Elliot Seawell
I recognized it, though some of the buildings seemed changed, the people dressed more shabbily.
"The Old Die Rich" by Horace Leonard Gold
When he learned what was being done his heart bade him try his fortune, but he was so poor and so shabbily dressed that he held back in shame.
"Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)" by Charles Morris
I shifted a little to take in another view of the small, shabbily furnished room.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
He had behaved shabbily towards Blachland, and, the worst of it was, he knew he should go on doing so.
"The Triumph of Hilary Blachland" by Bertram Mitford
In the crowd was a little girl, shabbily dressed, who had no album, but brought a scrap of brown paper which she had picked up.
"The Story of Chautauqua" by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
They were rich and powerful at home, and they came shabbily dressed, and behaved humbly, lest their enemies should envy them.
"Mopsa the Fairy" by Jean Ingelow
When was Napoleon I most shabbily dressed?
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
The apartment into which he was ushered was spacious, and plainly, yet not shabbily furnished.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 99, January, 1866" by Various
A man, shabbily dressed and dingy of aspect, called to see Sir George and would take no refusal.
"Hard Pressed" by Fred M. White
Instead, the speaker was a rough, business-like man, rather shabbily dressed, who heaped fiery anathema upon the idle rich.
"The Seven-Branched Candlestick" by Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf) Gabriel
About once a year he gave an entertainment, then father Haupt would not do the thing shabbily.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
Yet no other governor in those times was more shabbily and ungratefully treated than he, both during and after his administration.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
His host then led him into the room, which was furnished shabbily enough.
"Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry" by William Butler Yeats
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In news:

There's talk of another Oscar for Tom Hanks, who is unforgettable as the sweet-natured, shabbily treated simpleton of the title.
Azziz, regents treat Augustans shabbily over new university name.
Televangelist Pat Robertson has spoken up about the way he perceives the Denver Broncos treated Tim Tebow — "shabbily.".
17 years after countless episodes of the Power Rangers started to be churned out, the children's show featuring five color-coded teenage superheroes fighting all sorts of overgrown, shabbily costumed baddies, the series is being laid to rest.
Steve Lopez, metro columnist for The Los Angeles Times, was walking around downtown one day when he saw a shabbily dressed homeless man serenely playing Beethoven on his battered violin at a street corner.
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