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  • adj. comparative form of homely: more homely


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  • The stories of the OSS's homelier operations are superb, too.

    The Spymaster's Spymaster

  • Two attractive young lovers sit beside fountain, hug, kiss, take photos of each other; couple leaves; fountain spray continues; new, homelier couple sits beside fountain; no kissing, no hugging; no camera.

    Photo-Op: Head or Tail

  • From his speech she knew he was not of the cities, and she seemed to sense the wider, homelier air of large spaces.

    To Kill a Man

  • THOSE WITH NEITHER means nor storage space resorted to strategies homelier than those available to the wealthy.


  • Users can toggle between two home screens: a classic icon configuration, which looks like a homelier version of the iPhone's main screen, and Samsung's new "TouchWiz" interface.

    Samsung Eternity: A Not-So-Smartphone

  • Matelote, large, plump, redhaired, and noisy, the favorite ex-sultana of the defunct Hucheloup, was homelier than any mythological monster, be it what it may; still, as it becomes the servant to always keep in the rear of the mistress, she was less homely than Mame

    Les Miserables

  • Steve and Clare see a homelier lesson in their brothers 'deaths.

    An American Tragedy In Iowa

  • Smaller, homelier, feebler: living in the shadows of their glitzier brethren, it's Canada vs.

    blog: April 2008

  • In short, "The Concrete Dragon" offers a vivid overview of the process that Mr. Meyer, in his neighborhood memoir, was attempting to document in homelier terms.

    In China, the Shock of the New

  • I looked into the trunk at all the small comforts my mother and sisters had so lovingly packed for me; the various home remedies, the carefully crocheted sweater, the bright scarf, the small trove of sweets and all the other touches that might have made the room a homelier place.

    Shaman's Crossing


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