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  • But he represents…everything that’s wrong with the world…the triumph…of overbearing vulgarity….
  • Her face, her pale gold hair, her suit seemed to have no color, but only a hint, just on the verge of the reality of color, making the full reality seem vulgar.
  • The memory of Catherine seemed heavy and vulgar in the presence of the thin white hand he saw hanging over the arm of the chair before him.
  • Just a touch of vulgarity.
  • Just a little professional vulgarity.
  • A few words to say informally in a little after-dinner speech—you know, nothing blatant, no vulgar sales talk—only a few well-chosen thoughts on the responsibility of realtors to society, on the importance of selecting architects who are competent, respected and well established.
  • And to display one’s brain is so vulgar.
  • It’s even more vulgar than to display one’s wealth.
  • He considered athletics vulgar and said so; the brain, he said, was mightier than the brawn; he meant it.
  • He glanced at the room and noted angrily how vulgar his Victorian furniture looked beside the elegance of Dominique’s figure.
  • Usually in the more vulgar kind of hotels.
  • A few lines, the structure of a few muscles showed a magnificent talent that could not be hidden, that broke fiercely through the rest; the rest was a deliberate attempt to be obvious, vulgar and trite, a clumsy effort, unconvincing and tortured.
  • He held this moment and he made of it, of the glare, of the vulgarity, a silent height of his own.
  • He held the rim of the glass under his nose and inhaled with a loose kind of sensual relish, which, at a dinner table, would have been equivalent to a loud lipsmacking, vulgar there, superlatively elegant here, over a cut-crystal edge pressed to a neat little mustache.
  • The background she had wished was set so perfectly that it became its own caricature, not a specific society wedding, but an impersonal prototype of lavish, exquisite vulgarity.
  • It is vulgar.
  • The rooms were a superlative artistic achievement; their simplicity and beauty would have aroused gasps of admiration had this house belonged to anyone else; but people were shocked into silence when they thought that this was the home of the publisher of the New York Banner, the most vulgar newspaper in the country.
  • The Wynand papers—that stronghold of yellow journalism, vulgarity, corruption and muckraking, that organized insult to public taste and decency, that intellectual underworld ruled by a man who has less conception of principles than a cannibal—the Wynand papers are the proper champions of Howard Roark, and Howard Roark is their rightful hero.
  • Then Keating said suddenly, his voice clinging in relief to the bright vulgarity of its new tone: "Aw hell, Howard, I was only talking good plain horse sense.

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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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