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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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tawdry
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • He remembered with bitterness that scene of tawdry tribute.
  • He was alone at the side of the balcony, looking out of jaded eyes at the culture of Dublin in the stalls and at the tawdry scene-cloths and human dolls framed by the garish lamps of the stage.

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  • These women wore stoles of fur or feathers; their dresses were tawdry colors—reds and oranges and yellows.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • In his last breaths, was he trying to tell me about the death of his adopted family—or admit to some tawdry, decades-long affair?
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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