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!