Besides (to say truth) nakedness is uncomely
, as well in mind as body; and it addeth no small reverence, to men's manners and actions, if they be not altogether open.
Such tranquil stupidity, such supernatural gravity, such self- righteousness, and such ineffable self-complacency as were in the countenance and attitude of that gray-bodied, dark-winged, bald-headed, and preposterously uncomely
Hubbard tramped downstairs, followed by the assistant, who glanced back at Dorian with a look of shy wonder in his rough uncomely
So long estranged from what was lovely as Clifford had been, she rejoiced--rejoiced, though with a present sigh, and a secret purpose to shed tears in her own chamber that he had brighter objects now before his eyes than her aged and uncomely
Poole's square, flat figure, and uncomely
, dry, even coarse face, recurred so distinctly to my mind's eye, that I thought, "No; impossible
For I trust my honest wife, Most honest if uncomely
to the eye, Hath not with foolish chatterings wearied you, As is the wont of women.
Nobody in this book is uncomely
, and hormones--as much as survival, desperation, and nightmares of the past--drive Eros and Kora inexorably together.
Again, the narrator offers an explanation for this behaviour that might seem uncomely
to people from higher castes who use them to justify their discrimination against the Dalit:
While expressing the belief that deferring marriage forever might be better, he also seems to urge consideration for the desires of the woman: "if any man thinke that it is uncomely
for his virgine, if she passe the floure of her age, and need so require, let him doe what he will, he sinneth not: let them be married" (1 Cor.
As early as 1747, the British innovator of taste Horace Walpole, whose eccentric and eclectic neo-Gothic mansion Strawberry Hill had been "an intensely personal statement of apartness" (Mowl 231), described the Dutch Masters as "drudging Mimics of Nature's most uncomely
courseness [sic]" (qtd.
The resulting article dwelt on what she considered uncomely
aspects of my person and various third-party denunciations of me as either a fool or a devil.