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  • He was sure that he could do something better than his friend had ever done, or could ever do, something higher than mere tawdry journalism if he only got the chance.

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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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