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  • The scheming and selfish Mowbray, the coarse-minded and brutal Sir Bingo, accustomed to consider themselves, and to be considered, as the first men of the party, sunk into comparative insignificance.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Anais, or Nais, as she was called must otherwise have been left to herself, or, worse still, to some coarse-minded servant-maid.

    Two Poets

  • Anais, or Nais, as she was called must otherwise have been left to herself, or, worse still, to some coarse-minded servant-maid.

    Two Poets

  • He quickly after his apprenticeship parted from the coarse-minded practitioner his relative, and set up for himself at

    The History of Pendennis

  • The clouds appeared like embattled turrets crested with flame, and the very sailors, coarse-minded men as they were, seemed struck with the grandeur of the spectacle, and regarded attentively, though with an anxious eye, the preliminary tokens of a coming storm.

    The Survivors of the Chancellor

  • From lapsing into eagerness on this point she earnestly prayed she might be delivered; she held that a woman ought to be able to live to herself, in the absence of exceptional flimsiness, and that it was perfectly possible to be happy without the society of a more or less coarse-minded person of another sex.

    The Portrait of a Lady

  • Had the confusion been an easy one to make Professor Kermode's performance might have been excused as a piece of coarse-minded jeering, but since confusion is quite impossible it has to be recognized as what I have already called it, a malicious misrepresentation.

    A Disagreement

  • I found there, in place of the late kind host and hostess, a crowd -- so they seemed to me -- of rude and coarse-minded people; and I saw the hateful red flag of the auctioneer hanging over the door.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 84, October, 1864

  • Or, are there evil-minded persons, both men and women, prowling about, like unclean animals, at the skirts of that society into whose inner recesses they would fain gain admittance, picking up greedily, here and there, in their eaves-dropping career, some scrap or morsel of truth out of which they weave a well-varnished tale wherewith to delight the ears of the vulgar and the coarse-minded?

    Vera Nevill Or, Poor Wisdom's Chance

  • The two great divisions of slang are the vulgar of the uneducated and coarse-minded, and the high-toned slang of the so-called upper classes -- the educated and the wealthy.

    How to Speak and Write Correctly

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