I am something frightful, neither man nor animal, I know not what, harder, more trampled under foot, and more unshapely
than a pebble stone!"
An hour afterwards Da Souza, with a grin of content upon his unshapely
mouth, exchanged his frock coat for a gaudy smoking-jacket, and, with a freshly-lit cigar in his mouth, took up the letters which had arrived by the evening post.
He was deep-chested, thick-legged, large-muscled, but unshapely
. His muscles were knots, and he was gnarled and knobby, twisted out of beauty by excess of strength.
She looked middle-aged and unshapely
, when he wanted youth and an exquisite loveliness.
Owing, perhaps, to this critical glance, Katharine decided that Ralph Denham's family was commonplace, unshapely
, lacking in charm, and fitly expressed by the hideous nature of their furniture and decorations.
"Cosmetic surgery is meant for very obvious flaws such as an unshapely
nose, loose skin on eyelids, or small chin."
* Lightly prune back any unshapely
growth on your shrubs to improve their appearance and encourage the development of a fuller plant.
More masses of unshapely
human beings caused further horrific scenes.
For both the individual and humanity as a whole, the practical test of living will show whether a particular approach to truth--however unshapely
it may seem--may unlock the door of the world (Everlasting Man 214-15).
Refusing to believe that this seeming misrepresentation is merely "a flaw in the composition," the narrator argues that the "unshapely
hand signifies the violence that has been done to Aris Kindt," and that it is "with him, the victim, and not the Guild that gave Rembrandt his commission, that the painter identifies" (17).
Here, destiny, industry, idleness, form, and ornament converge in a screed against unshapely
Quince (my grandmother called it hawthorn) can be unshapely
, and it has thorns, but when your heart yearns for spring, quince will defy the cold and brighten the world with bright red or rosy-pink blossoms.