But she saw lights in the windows of the cheap, garish structures that had acquired, within a few years, the slovenly dilapidation of slum hovels; the homes of people who had not moved, the people who never looked beyond the span of one week.
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Outwardly, Annie showed no signs of garish ambition, but Mae was sure that there was something within Annie that insisted upon this, that she would have been here, in this position, no matter where she’d come from.
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
We did, and he swept the light over Martin’s body, a landscape of garish ruin.
Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children