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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • There was something so crude and vulgar about everything of the kind.
  • The Academy is too large and too vulgar.
  • We in our madness have separated the two, and have invented a realism that is vulgar, an ideality that is void.
  • Well, I found myself seated in a horrid little private box, with a vulgar drop-scene staring me in the face.
  • The vulgar directness of the question called for a direct answer.
  • The moment was lost in vulgar details.
  • Don’t squander the gold of your days, listening to the tedious, trying to improve the hopeless failure, or giving away your life to the ignorant, the common, and the vulgar.
  • They affect us just as vulgarity affects us.
  • Details are always vulgar.
  • Surely you don’t think it was a vulgar accident?
  • Of the asceticism that deadens the senses, as of the vulgar profligacy that dulls them, it was to know nothing.
  • Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.
  • All crime is vulgar, just as all vulgarity is crime.
  • That is the reason I hate vulgar realism in literature.
  • All crime is vulgar, just as all vulgarity is crime.
  • I was going through the Park last Sunday, and close by the Marble Arch there stood a little crowd of shabby-looking people listening to some vulgar street-preacher.
  • To-night, for the first time, I became conscious that the Romeo was hideous, and old, and painted, that the moonlight in the orchard was false, that the scenery was vulgar, and that the words I had to speak were unreal, were not my words, were not what I wanted to say.
  • To project one’s soul into some gracious form, and let it tarry there for a moment; to hear one’s own intellectual views echoed back to one with all the added music of passion and youth; to convey one’s temperament into another as though it were a subtle fluid or a strange perfume; there was a real joy in that—perhaps the most satisfying joy left to us in an age so limited and vulgar as our own, an age grossly carnal in its pleasures, and grossly common in its aims….

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  • Her vulgarity was a turnoff.
  • As if I’d ever given her grounds to believe I’d stoop to such vulgarity!
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard

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