Here, after gradually failing in loftier hopes, he had "read" with divers who had lacked opportunities or neglected them, and had refurbished divers others for special occasions, and had turned his acquirements to the account of literary compilation and correction, and on such means, added to some very moderate private resources, still maintained the house I saw.
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It was spalike by comparison and had been recently refurbished in shades of beige.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
She was casually surveying the house, which at that point appeared, at least on view from the street, to have been totally refurbished.