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  • adj. Not powdered.


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un- +‎ powdered


  • Jackie Peyton shlumps through her storylines in trainers and an anorak, unpowdered T-zone glinting ferociously under hospital striplights.

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  • He wore riding breeches and boots with a brown jacket and his hair was unpowdered.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • We may have won the Revolutionary War, unpowdered our wigs and freed ourselves from monarchical conventions.

    Her Majesty

  • He wore his hair long and unpowdered, not classically handsome, he was also blind in one eye, refusing to wear an eye patch.

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  • They came down – stairs with powder before them and powder behind, the elder sister haughty and the younger sister humbled, and were shut out into unpowdered Harley Street, Cavendish Square.

    Little Dorrit

  • His eyes were bloodshot, his face livid, his clothes were hanging loose about him, and he who had always made his appearance on parade as precisely dressed as any sergeant of his troops, might have been seen galloping through the lonely streets at early dawn without a hat, his unpowdered hair streaming behind him like a madman.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • ‘Old fool!’ said she; and she jumped at the bell, which was quickly answered by a mouldy-looking gentleman in an unpowdered wig, to whom she cried, ‘Say Lady Lyndon is here;’ and stalked down the passage muttering ‘Old fool.’

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • You can leave your cheeks unpowdered for more of a glow, but powdering them will make the color last longer.

    the new beauty secrets

  • Others go in brown frocks, leather breeches, great oaken cudgels in their hands, their hats uncocked, and their hair unpowdered; and imitate grooms, stage-coachmen, and country bumpkins so well in their outsides, that I do not make the least doubt of their resembling them equally in their insides.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • But, with the manners of footmen and grooms, they assume their dress too; for you must have observed them in the streets here, in dirty blue frocks, with oaken sticks in their ends, and their hair greasy and unpowdered, tucked up under their hats of an enormous size.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman


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