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Sample sentences for the GRE study word sordid

sordid can be used as a adj

1.Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I se. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2."You went to the opera while Sibyl Vane was lying dead in some sordid lodgin. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
3.I thought he was joking, for the view was sordid enough, but he soon explained himself. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
4.The narrow passage led us into a quadrangle paved with flags and lined by sordid dwellings. - from A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
5.I could not bear to return to the sordid village, where, besides, no prospect of aid was visible. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
6."All your other hopes have merged into the hope of being beyond the chance of its sordid reproach. - from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
7.Powerful angels, safe in heaven they smile when sordid souls triumph, and feeble ones weep over their destruction. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
8.Amidst this sordid scene, sat a man with his clenched hands resting on his knees, and his eyes bent on the ground. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
9.They wondered how one so charming and graceful as he was could have escaped the stain of an age that was at once sordid and sensual. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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