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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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gaudy
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • Yet as he prowled in quest of that call, his senses, stultified only by his desire, would note keenly all that wounded or shamed them; his eyes, a ring of porter froth on a clothless table or a photograph of two soldiers standing to attention or a gaudy playbill; his ears, the drawling jargon of greeting: —Hello, Bertie, any good in your mind?
  • It leads you out of the maze into a new gaudy lecture-room where MacCann, with one hand on THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES and the other hand on the new testament, tells you that you admired the great flanks of Venus because you felt that she would bear you burly offspring and admired her great breasts because you felt that she would give good milk to her children and yours.

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  • She wore a gaudy costume.
  • By local standards, her outfit was gaudy.

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