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  • Buy your violin CD here, called a sad-looking sidewalk musician standing by the flagpole.

    The Wish Stealers

  • In this part of downtown, newly refurbished buildings stood side by side with old ones, and the trees that once lined the streets were mostly gone, replaced by iron grids over sad-looking mulch.

    Crossed

  • But instead of laughing African women or ruddy models, the parodies feature a Cofan tribal elder from Ecuador; a worker wearing a hard hat and a mask and standing knee deep in a dirty-looking river with oily containers; and a sad-looking child in front of a rusting barrel.

    Critics spoof new Chevron ads promoting responsibility

  • At one end of the group, Mulcahy thought he recognised the face of a much younger Sean Rinn, a sad-looking boy with buzz-cut hair and a forced smile splayed across his mouth.

    The Priest

  • One sad-looking fat man sat in the corner, grinding towards a bored dancer, next to a sign warning that "prostitution is illegal".

    Paul Carr: The Strip Diary, Day Thirteen: Strip Club Fun With the Stars of Vegas' Most Stupidly Dangerous Show

  • It is pretty silly, every time one walks into a High Street bookstore, to be greeted with a whole wall of those white books with black-and-white picture of sad-looking child on front, usually wearing 1950s clothes and with fuzzy edges to the picture.

    Publishing

  • So many of the kids were glassy-eyed and sad-looking.

    Dr. Jon LaPook: Dispatch From Haiti: "Controlled Chaos" of Cholera

  • If the house is warm, it will usually get a little sweaty and sad-looking, but it's usually restored to health by being put back in the fridge.

    I am not the weird one here.

  • The sad-looking gentlemen's club and auto-body shop.

    High Line Hits a Snag

  • The working-class neighborhoods on the South Side still cling to the hillsides with their narrow streets, stair-step sidewalks, and worn and sad-looking houses with the kinds of expansive city views that San Franciscans pay millions for.

    Housing Bust? What Housing Bust?

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