Memory in a woman is the beginning of dowdiness
. One can always tell from a woman's bonnet whether she has got a memory or not.
Indian literary festivals are modeled on the broader cultural festivals, especially film festivals, but without the traditional dowdiness
of government-sponsored affairs.
The House Sparrow, that ubiquitous urban small bird, is dowdy as a female and not really much less dowdy as a male, the dowdiness
relieved by white cheeks and a black throat.
The new station has removed the dowdiness
of the old but the rebuilding has not created any significant extra train capacity and, as your correspondent has pointed out, access to and from the platforms at peak periods remains totally inadequate.
For Fuller's contemporaries a natural expression of the emancipatedness of a woman would have been, it seems, a kind of sexlessness, dowdiness
, and neglect of appearance.
Furthermore, failure to comply with such restraining models of femininity will be communicated as an undesirable attitude or as Weber (2009d) convincingly states, a "letting-yourself-go disorder (occasioned by heightened dowdiness
and insufficient self-care)" (p.
The narration shifts to the thoughts of Caroline, her sister-in-law, about how Laura will adjust to London life, whether she will marry, and the dowdiness
of her clothes.
Quite the opposite: as Jo Littler points out the young mother must now avoid at all costs the danger of 'dowdiness
', and this requires many hours of hard work in retaining her sexual desirability at all times.
Extra credit is due costume designer Ciera Wells and "special fashions" by Kristen Blomberg for kitting Violet and her friends out in just the right kind of prim but interesting A-line frocks and neat accessories that endow them with a pleasing mix of glamour and ladylike dowdiness
One of Vatican II's stated criteria for the garb of religious, besides hygiene, poverty and simplicity, was "attractiveness." Increasingly, sisters in ministerial orders questioned not only the attractiveness of their modified garb but the "witness value" of conspicuous dowdiness
, especially in professional settings.
The Liverpool-born playwright Peter Shaffer noted this and says: "We really like dowdiness
Barbara Burns concedes straightaway that she suffers from' a hint of dowdiness
' and is assumed even by specialists sometimes to be 'dated and mediocre' (p.