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  • He therefore suddenly altered his whole plan, and, as many other vulgar-minded men in New South Wales have done, nay, are daily doing after a long career of villainy, Mr Sobersides turned hypocrite, no doubt expecting that the 閏lat which was denied to his previous course of atrocity would readily be granted to the brilliant novelty of his conversion.

    Ralph Rashleigh

  • So the meeting ended in great enthusiasm, and the audience was amazed and pleased to find that this man Hardie was not the vulgar-minded, loud-mouthed ignorant agitator of which the press had told them; but was just one of themselves, burning with a sense of their wrongs, with ability to express their thoughts in their own words, and with an uncompromising hatred of the system which bred these wrongs in their lives.

    The Underworld The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner

  • The Marquis is one of those vulgar-minded men who do not look upon a woman as a friend, a companion, a frank, free associate, but as a piece of property or of furniture, useful to his house, and which he has procured for that purpose only.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • The crescent, likened by the vulgar-minded peasantry to a cocked hat, is the embodiment of the all-pervading celestial influence; and the decorated sceptres or sacred wands of office, laid across it at the mystic angle of forty-five degrees, represent the comprehensive discipline and cosmopolite authority of the conquering Sarsaswete.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • She thought him a coarse and vulgar-minded young man; and she wondered how a woman of such refinement as Mrs. Hazleton could be pleased with his society.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851

  • "Common and vulgar-minded," was Mavis's mental comment as she looked at this person.

    Sparrows: the story of an unprotected girl

  • It was because of Bunting -- Bunting, who could think and talk of nothing else than those frightful murders, in which only morbid and vulgar-minded people took any interest.

    The Lodger

  • Scorn springs easily to the essentially vulgar-minded, and it is as easy to gibe at Montfort as a foreigner or at Nelson as a cripple, as to gibe at the struggling speech and the maimed bodies of the mass of our comic and tragic race.

    Alarms and Discursions

  • She'll understand more harm than ever was in them: nasty vulgar-minded cat!

    How He Lied to Her Husband

  • We acknowledge her firmness -- we respect her determination -- we feel for her struggles; but, for all that, and setting aside higher considerations, the impression she leaves on our mind is that of a decidedly vulgar-minded woman -- one whom we should not care for as an acquaintance, whom we should not seek as a friend, whom we should not desire for a relation, and whom we should scrupulously avoid for a governess.

    Famous Reviews

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