"It appeared to me, at the first glance, that both the man and the woman were respectable people, but brought to that pitch of poverty where untidiness
seems to get the better of every effort to cope with it, till at last they take a sort of bitter satisfaction in it.
Everywhere there were mingled the luxury of the wealthy man of taste and the careless untidiness
of the bachelor.
For the last four years he had lived in squalid conditions with a woman whom only Lawson had once seen, in a tiny apartment on the sixth floor of one of the most dilapidated houses on the Quai des Grands Augustins: Lawson described with gusto the filth, the untidiness
, the litter.
The book-lined walls and the crimson curtains were the same; but there was no litter on the floor, no untidiness
on the desk, and not so much as a grain of dust in sight.
Miss Tita after a moment noticed the direction of my eyes again and, as if she guessed how I judged the air of the place (forgetting I had no business to judge it at all), said, perhaps to defend herself from the imputation of complicity in such untidiness
Two chairs, a home-made table with a Kansas City Star as a cloth, a sheetless bed, a rough cupboard, a stove and floors carpeted with accumulations of untidiness
completed the furnishings.
I agreed with him that nobody could help the untidiness
of the vestry, and then suggested that we should proceed to our business without more delay.
, all want of system and regularity, cause me the acutest irritation.
For the sake of the light in her eager eyes, much crudity of expression and some untidiness
of person were forgiven her.
His fingers had ruffled his hair into a dissipated untidiness
. Altogether he had a disreputable aspect, expressive of the discomfort, the irritation and the gloom following a heavy debauch.
Familiar as I was with my friend's methods, it was not difficult for me to follow his deductions, and to observe the untidiness
of attire, the sheaf of legal papers, the watch-charm, and the breathing which had prompted them.
I'm dusty and dirty and disagreeable." He pointed to his boots which were white with dust, while a dejected flower drooping in his buttonhole, like an exhausted animal over a gate, added to the effect of length and untidiness
. He was introduced to the others.