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  • Back then there were usually one or two seedy-looking, broken-down characters at the bar, sitting alone, oblivious.

    Howard Fineman: The Tune Inn Is America

  • Scharf gestures to the seedy-looking chain hotel, its neighbors an ancient knishery and a Seventh-Day Adventist church whose aluminum cross is superimposed over a stone-carved Star of David.

    Books: “Lush Life”

  • I glanced around the room, which appeared to me to be full of infinitely more suitable candidates: The seedy-looking guy at the bar; no one would miss him, or—I stopped myself.

    Dreaming in French

  • Presumably, you were not put off by the relative obscurity of your surroundings and the seedy-looking neighboring properties.

    How To Sell an Out-of-the-Way Vacation Home

  • Contrary to its name, the lounge appeared to be a twenty-four-hour-a-day operation; at least two dozen cars were parked in front of the bar and a seedy-looking bouncer guarded the entrance.

    Final Theory

  • The service station asphalt was covered with grease puddles; seedy-looking attendants were feeding gas into these enormous trucks.

    Dark Dude

  • Those tacky new buildings aren't going to vanish and the union's not going to be dark, smoky, and seedy-looking again.

    elfpvke Diary Entry

  • Jeremy Wechsler's staging is as direct and unmannered as the play itself, and Kevin Hagan has designed a tenement set so seedy-looking that I briefly considered checking myself for fleas at intermission.

    Getting It Right the First Time

  • Nodding toward the seedy-looking sector of the city they had cruised into, he asked, What kind of job are we going to get here?

    Reap the Whirlwind

  • Downtown, the main boulevards are full of seedy-looking strip malls and used car lots, with residential one- and two-story painted stucco and cement boxes on the side streets.

    TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

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