She was not elegantly dressed, but a noble-looking woman, and the girls thought the gray cloak and unfashionable
bonnet covered the most splendid mother in the world.
When four-and-twenty girls, dressed as jockeys, came prancing on to the stage, cracking their whips, stamping the heels of their topboots, and winking at the audience, Polly did not think it at all funny, but looked disgusted, and was glad when they were gone; but when another set appeared in a costume consisting of gauze wings, and a bit of gold fringe round the waist, poor unfashionable
Polly did n't know what to do; for she felt both frightened and indignant, and sat with her eyes on her play-bill, and her cheeks getting hotter and hotter every minute.
He shall take a lodging for us in one of the unfashionable
quarters of Paris.
'Yes; and it's pleasant to know that you are Mrs Boffin,' said her husband, 'and it's been a pleasant thing to know this many and many a year!' It was ruin to Mrs Boffin's aspirations, but, having so spoken, they sat side by side, a hopelessly Unfashionable
As to Tom, he was thinking over some words of an unfashionable
old book, which kept running through his head, again and again, as follows: "We have here no continuing city, but we seek one to come; wherefore God himself is not ashamed to be called our God; for he hath prepared for us a city." These words of an ancient volume, got up principally by "ignorant and unlearned men," have, through all time, kept up, somehow, a strange sort of power over the minds of poor, simple fellows, like Tom.
He looked from one to the other, and seemed to take stock of Denham's unfashionable
This resolution she accordingly executed; and the next morning before the sun, she huddled on her cloaths, and at a very unfashionable
, unseasonable, unvisitable hour, went to Lady Bellaston, to whom she got access, without the least knowledge or suspicion of Sophia, who, though not asleep, lay at that time awake in her bed, with Honour snoring by her side.
Here one has conventional worldly notions and habits without instruction and without polish, surely the most prosaic form of human life; proud respectability in a gig of unfashionable
build; worldliness without side-dishes.
Peasant women kept the unfashionable
babies close, and brought them up, and charming grandmammas of sixty dressed and supped as at twenty.
The young ladies arrived: their appearance was by no means ungenteel or unfashionable
. Their dress was very smart, their manners very civil, they were delighted with the house, and in raptures with the furniture, and they happened to be so doatingly fond of children that Lady Middleton's good opinion was engaged in their favour before they had been an hour at the Park.
Later they learn that good sense and character make their own forms every moment, and speak or abstain, take wine or refuse it, stay or go, sit in a chair or sprawl with children on the floor, or stand on their head, or what else soever, in a new and aboriginal way; and that strong will is always in fashion, let who will be unfashionable
. All that fashion demands is composure and self-content.
To know things otherwise were to be unfashionable
. My Lady Dedlock has been down at what she calls, in familiar conversation, her "place" in Lincolnshire.