Nor by alternate shreds of light; sordidly shifting hands with shades and night.
"Our peasants live too sordidly," observed a Frenchman to me a day or two later.
Something ironically vulgar, sordidly tragic has seemed to creep into my relations with Judith.
sordidly mean, ostentatiously prodigal, filthily intemperate and affectedly refined.
Pacifism, far from being branded as too idealistic and sentimental, is now scorned as "sordidly material."
It is poorly, but not sordidly, furnished; and here and there are touches of taste, and some attempt at comfort.
It was atrociously, sordidly intimate, with its core in Harris, who when Miss Filbert had well gone from the room looked up.
They remorselessly pulled down, or patched meanly and sordidly, the old work.
Centuries of it yet lying ahead of us; several sad Centuries, sordidly tumultuous, and good for little!
The Alexandrians called him constantly Cybiosactes; a name which had been given to one of their kings who was sordidly avaricious.
early 15c., "festering," from Latin sordidus "dirty, filthy, foul, vile, mean, base," from sordere "be dirty, be shabby," related to sordes "dirt, filth," from PIE *swrd-e-, from root *swordo- "black, dirty" (cf. Old English sweart "black"). Sense of "foul, low, mean" first recorded 1610s. Related: Sordidly; sordidness.