Definitions

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  • adj. comparative form of dingy: more dingy

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Examples

  • A nearer view shows a pair of semi-detached houses, built upon arches, and separated by a thoroughfare; the cleaner of the two is a hospital; the dingier, which is decorated with the brown-green stains, the normal complexion of tropical masonry, lodges the station

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • A nearer view shows a pair of semi-detached houses, built upon arches, and separated by a thoroughfare; the cleaner of the two is a hospital; the dingier, which is decorated with the brown - green stains, the normal complexion of tropical masonry, lodges the station Commandant and the medical officers.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 1

  • Why this bad-breathed, caramel-skinned fool, wearing a faded Mets T-shirt and an even dingier Red Sox cap, made the decision to pick me out of the thousands entering the stadium of fans to go nose-to-nose with is beyond me.

    One Season

  • The glass shard of a building makes the dingy three-and five-story buildings next door seem dingier, and the seamy building boasting adult videos and scantily-clad mannequins even seamier.

    A Sliver Shines Above Midtown

  • Without it, Chinatown risks returning to its dingier past, Mr. Chen said.

    Chinatown Business District Plan Moves Ahead

  • And then she gets home and sheds the good-girl uniform onto the floor and slips into something dingier, something that expresses how she feels inside, and as the song ends, her staring into the camera.

    Top 10 Songs That Should Be Used in a Movie » Scene-Stealers

  • By doing that she noticed the old muslin curtain was dingier than common ... she continued to clean, and then began going to church, and you wouldn't believe the change that came over the little old brown house just because a little girl gave her little potted rose plant to the old hermit woman.

    Subtle Frugality

  • It looked dingier and darker than Will remembered, as if someone had swabbed it with a coating of extra dirt.

    Clockwork Angel

  • The aluminum siding was a dingier white and there was no rock garden or statute of the Blessed Mother.

    The Hanging Tree

  • The house is sold and a series of smaller and dingier homes begins, all ending in obscurity a cardboard box, a back alley, a flop house or mysterious death.

    Sic Transit

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