slovenly woman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n slovenly woman a dirty untidy woman
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Usage

In literature:

He was thinking of the slovenly, blear-eyed woman who had brought him into the world.
"The Mucker" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The woman was young, and pretty in a slovenly way.
"The Breaking Point" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Do you know of any woman who has had a passion for a sloven, even if he were a remarkable man?
"The Girl with the Golden Eyes" by Honore de Balzac
Do you know of any woman who has had a passion for a sloven, even if he were a remarkable man?
"The Thirteen" by Honore de Balzac
Could I be dreaming of this filthy dwelling and this slovenly woman?
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
One of the most hideous sights is a slovenly woman at the breakfast table.
"Around The Tea-Table" by T. De Witt Talmage
A woman who was a sloven suddenly develops extreme nicety in her attire.
"The Physiology of Marriage, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
A slovenly woman is not a fit guide for any young girl.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
A slovenly woman was haggling with the pawnbroker about the money for a skirt she had brought to pledge.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
Is the woman feeble-minded or a sloven?
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
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