They are as dressy
and as tasteful and as graceful as they could possibly be without being angels.
A very good man, and very much the gentleman I am sure: but I should think, Miss Elliot," (looking with serious reflection), "I should think he must be rather a dressy
man for his time of life.
Here is the appearance of purchaser as supplied at the Arcade:-- looked like a military gentleman; tall, dark, and rather dressy
; fine Roman nose (quite so), carefully trimmed moustache going grey (not at all); hair thin and thoughtfully distributed over the head like fiddlestrings, as if to make the most of it (pah!); dusted chair with handkerchief before sitting down on it, and had other oldmaidish ways (I should like to know what they are); tediously polite, but no talker; bored face; age forty-five if a day (a lie); was accompanied by an enormous yellow dog with sore eyes.
Elisha Wright said she understood that Redmond girls, especially those who belonged to Kingsport, were 'dreadful dressy
and stuck-up,' and she guessed I wouldn't feel much at home among them; and I saw myself, a snubbed, dowdy, humiliated country girl, shuffling through Redmond's classic halls in coppertoned boots."
I don't suppose you really need it; you've plenty of pretty waists; but I thought maybe you'd like something real dressy
to wear if you were asked out anywhere of an evening in town, to a party or anything like that.
She had added three rows of white braid and large white pearl buttons to her gray jacket, in order to make it a little more "dressy
." Her gray felt hat had a white feather on it, and a white tissue veil with large black dots made her delicate skin look brilliant.
I dare say I'm wrong -- but I don't like a dressy
woman in her station of life."
She hated asking Philip for money, but would he send some by return, as she had had to buy herself a new hat, she couldn't go about with her lady-friend always in the same hat, and her lady-friend was so dressy
. Philip had a moment of bitter disappointment.
The good lady owned that she did "love a dressy
cap," and on this occasion her head gear was magnificent; for the towering structure of lace was adorned with buff ribbons to such an extent that it looked as if a flock of yellow butterflies had settled on her dear old head.
"I don't care about owning it," Waterloo Sedley would say to his friends, "I am a dressy
man"; and though rather uneasy if the ladies looked at him at the Government House balls, and though he blushed and turned away alarmed under their glances, it was chiefly from a dread lest they should make love to him that he avoided them, being averse to marriage altogether.
There are four objections to this: First, why should a gentleman so dressy
as our friend Glass leave his hat behind him, if he left of his own free will?
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