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It was only for dowdy, boring women, and that women were equal now.Check the Data: It’s a Man’s World (The Freakonomics Radio Book Club Ep. 10)|Maria Konnikova|September 25, 2021|Freakonomics
These doctors make “conscious uncoupling” sound so groovy that actually being together begins to seem a little dowdy and dull.
The fact that Rice is a dowdy, silver-haired nun plays well in the Court of Public Opinion.
Afterward I told Dowdy I liked that part about the ship of state.
“I need to get some sleep,” Dowdy said abruptly and headed off into one of the bedrooms.
Representative Dowdy had no faith that I would not cruise the lonely roads through the pine forests shouting, “Dowdy drinks!”
High company; among others the Duchess of Albemarle, who is ever a plain homely dowdy.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
Val felt dowdy and dull in her mourning; it was an insult to the fair summer weather to go about in such clothes.The Open Question|Elizabeth Robins
After eating a few, I offered the rest to a dowdy elderly woman on my left who was munching dry biscuits from a paper bag.Penelope's English Experiences|Kate Douglas Wiggin
Not a bad, dowdy little woman—the man a worse stick in the drawing-room than the pulpit, if possible.A Sheaf of Corn|Mary E. Mann
If Clarice, on the other hand, had been asked to describe Mary, she would probably have called her a red-faced dowdy.Quicksilver Sue|Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards