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  • adv. In a dingy manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a dingy manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a dingy manner; so as to give a dingy appearance.
  • Forcibly, as one that dings a thing down; downright.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a dingy manner


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  • By the 1960s, using the New York subway meant navigating what a John Lindsay-era task force called "the most squalid public environment of the United States: dank, dingily lit, fetid, raucous with screeching clatter, one of the world's meanest transit facilities."

    When in Helvetica

  • On a weekday the folk were dingily and curiously hung about with dirty rags of housecloth and scarlet flannel, sacking, curtain serge, and patches of old carpet, and went either bare-footed or on rude wooden sandals.

    The War in the Air

  • It is like a grotto gaudily but dingily decorated, or a vast circus-tent curtained off in hangings of those colors.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • It was a place rather dingily lighted, the darkest portions having incandescent lights, filled with machines and work benches.

    Sister Carrie

  • Uncle Fred, a stingy and grey-faced man of forty, who just lived dingily for himself, went into town every day.

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

  • Than queening it at balls, she felt more in her element seated in a rather dingily furnished drawing-room, holding poor Agnes

    The Way Home

  • But the next instant she heard that dingy voice, that spoke so many languages dingily, assailing her with familiarity:

    The Plumed Serpent

  • The little inn at Lorette was then kept by a worthy host bearing the above-mentioned name, which was dingily lettered out upon a swinging sign, dingily representing a trotting horse, -- emblem as dear to the slow Canadian as to the fast American mind.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 41, March, 1861

  • The source of it was plain -- an open door under a vast white signboard dingily lettered

    Hilda A Story of Calcutta

  • The dingily gaudy saloon fronts, like drabs in blowsy finery, struck a too sophisticated, sinister note -- which, after all, only sums up completely the change which had taken place.

    Then I'll Come Back to You


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