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The Ugly Duckling, by Martha StewartI recently helped a homely little bird transform herself into a beautiful swan.Style Invitational Week 1436: Haven’t seen it — new plots for movie titles|Pat Myers|May 13, 2021|Washington Post
I resolve to only go out with plain or even rather homely girls.Whit Stillman on the 20th Anniversary of ‘Barcelona’, His New Amazon Series, and the Myth of the Ugly Expat|Michael Weiss|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Up From Slavery is a book written in a direct style, using a simple vocabulary and homely humor.
Others this season stood by their affection for homely beauty and baroque extravagance.Milan Fashion Week’s Big Finale: Versace and Dolce & Gabbana Wow, While Armani Falls Short|Robin Givhan|February 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When she had a makeover in August 2009, those who fell in love with the homely homebody almost had a collective breakdown.Adele, Lady Gaga, and More Unconventional Pop Stars|Jacob Bernstein|March 10, 2011|DAILY BEAST
"Men who are viewed as being below average or homely are penalized" when it comes to wages.
She was a homely woman, with a small weazened face and body and eyes that glowed.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Even Tim, so fine and big, had in this homely, lanky man a rival well worth watching.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
She felt very sorrowful as she smoothed the homely garments, and placed them in a small leathern trunk.
The homely but substantial dinner was smoking on the table, and Joe's wife was already in her place at the head of the board.
Keep her there; for nature plainly intended her for a homely woman—Didst ever quarrel with her before marriage?The Battle of Hexham;|George Colman
British Dictionary definitions for homely
- British warm and domesticated in manner or appearance
- mainly US and Canadian plain or ugly