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Origin of ugly duckling
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Example sentences from the Web for ugly duckling
Some longtime local acquaintances are struggling to square the man they know with the ugly associations.No. 3 Republican Admits Talking to White Supremacist Conference|Tim Mak|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of those, 1,980 used the term “cute”, while just 12 mentioned the word “ugly”.
Two seasons ago, the show killed off its main romantic interest, Matthew Crawley, in an ugly car accident.
How could you take such ugly pictures of a beautiful place?
After mom cries out in anguish and frustration on hearing the verdict, the ugly side of the protests rears its head.Michael Brown’s Stepfather Tells Crowd, ‘Burn This Bitch Down’|Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A gentleman expatiating upon the good looks of women, declared that he had never yet seen an ugly woman.
One Turkish Company, about a hundred strong, was making an ugly push within rifle shot of our ship.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
She looked Mariequita up and down, from her ugly brown toes to her pretty black eyes, and back again.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
I was perfectly amazed to see how many little ugly habits I had to correct of which I had not been the least aware.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
He would at once become stubborn and ugly, because he is not used to our quick, nervous, impatient ways.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
British Dictionary definitions for ugly duckling
Word Origin for ugly duckling
Idioms and Phrases with ugly duckling
A homely or unpromising individual who grows into an attractive or talented person, as in She was the family ugly duckling but blossomed in her twenties. This term alludes to Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale about a cygnet hatched with ducklings that is despised for its clumsiness until it grows up into a beautiful swan. The tale was first translated into English in 1846, and the term was used figuratively by 1871.