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The House of Mirth
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tawdry
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The House of Mirth
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  • In the cold slant of light reflected from the back wall of a neighbouring building, she saw her evening dress and opera cloak lying in a tawdry heap on a chair.

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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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