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  • This kid has long, unkempt hair and a hardened look about him.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • With his dark unkempt hair, his unlined face, he looked no more than twenty-five.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Deranged, but not because she was unkempt or wild in her overall appearance.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • His hair, unkempt and windblown, made him look like a college student.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice

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  • "Oh, I see," she said softly, brushing back loose ends of her wispy hair, which was fetchingly unkempt.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I swallow, suddenly feeling awkward and unkempt.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Unkempt and dirty looking.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Her eyes focused the shapes into Dr. Erland’s wool hat and sky blue eyes, and Prince Kai with strands of black hair hanging unkempt across his brow.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • As we stepped into the room, the man in the wheelchair looked up from under shaggy, unkempt hair.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • "Forgive me," he said, clearing his throat and running his fingers through his unkempt hair.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society

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  • He was an incredible size even sitting down, with long unkempt hair, bulging eyes, and a shape hardly worth speaking of.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • My gown was stained and wrinkled from the journey, and my hair was probably limp and unkempt.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • In front of the sink stood an unkempt woman with gray hair stringing about her face.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Bod leaned forward, dug his hands into the wild weed-grass that grew on the unkempt grave.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • The freeway billboard has a drawing of Mack in his clown clothes and Stella on her hind legs and an angry animal with fierce eyes and unkempt hair.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • His auburn hair is lank and unkempt, and his eyes are bloodshot.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Clay picks me up at eight in the morning, wearing a long-sleeved button-down shirt and dress pants, and not even remotely resembling the artfully unkempt mess I’m used to seeing.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Why, then, did Sophie have the rare experience of meeting a doctor like Jemand von Niemand in his plastered condition, cross-eyed with booze and so unkempt that he still bore on his lapel grains of greasy rice from a probably long and sodden repast?
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • After he left his boys’ school he reverted to his old, unkempt ways, and goes around in his moccasins and his sweaters with the worn-through elbows.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • He looked me over disapprovingly, taking in every detail of my waterlogged costume, unkempt hair, and generally disheveled appearance.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Further along, past the Pond, where the path turned empty and dark, was the unkempt and desolate patch of ground where Andy and I had scattered her ashes.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • She was messy that way, never unkempt but always looking like she’d just been working on something important, something that just couldn’t wait.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • He lies, unkempt and unwashed, in a tangle of sheets on the bed, passed out.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • She brought home long-haired, unkempt boys who ate Pari’s food and played the guitar badly.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Tally watched the last few uglies make their way inside, gawky and nervous, unkempt and uncoordinated.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Except now that I had it, I felt as empty as this unkempt pool I was dangling my legs into.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • She looked offensively unkempt, with studied slovenliness as careful as grooming—and for the same purpose.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • A baby-blue Ford Torino rests on blocks in the unkempt yard, weeds sprouting from its engine compartment.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The proprietor, a little gray man with an unkempt mustache and watery eyes, leaned on the counter reading a newspaper.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • When Rasheed opened the front gate, Mariam found herself in a small, unkempt yard where yellow grass struggled up in thin patches.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Now she was odd, murky, and worst of all, unkempt.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • The shells of wreckage cantered down, and hours later, when the strange, unkempt silence settled itself in Molching, the local LSE could hear something.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • I arrived in San Francisco, leaner than usual, fairly unkempt, and with no luggage.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • I could see they were really beat up, wearing battered combat gear, all of them with several days’ growth of beard They were covered in mud, unkempt, and all grinning broadly.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • "T’other" was a ragged, unkempt creature, with nothing very pleasant in his face.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • There was a movement and an exclamation from my right, and peering through the gloom, I saw Whitney, pale, haggard, and unkempt, staring out at me.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • It’s a disturbing thing, after a decade of being told to tuck in shirttails and walk like a lady, to see your own mother unkempt.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • His graying hair and forked beard were long and unkempt.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • "What are you guys doing?" a slightly overweight teenager with unkempt black hair and a distinctive scar across the top of his forehead asked us.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • His thin, colorless hair was unkempt and there was a large bald patch on top.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • As he ate, he noted Horst’s bloodshot eyes and unkempt beard.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Many of the houses were unkempt, and there were very few hydrangea bushes or morning glories on the front lawns.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Not unkempt by any means, but she was no longer an heiress.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • I liked better some American detective stories which were traversed from time to time by unkempt fierce and beautiful girls.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • He was a particularly unkempt person with the look of a fixed idea in his eye.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • More tormentors, Buck decided, for they were evil-looking creatures, ragged and unkempt; and he stormed and raged at them through the bars.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Even in the dim light of the blue lamp, I could see that his skin was dyed to a deep brown by the sun, and that his silky black hair now fell unkempt past his chin.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • East, West, North, and South, through the woods, four heavy-treading, unkempt figures crushed the high grass and cracked the branches, striding on cautiously to come together in the courtyard.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Petra clasped my hand nervously, but for the moment all the ragged, unkempt bowmen were still more interested in the horses than in us.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • Harry touched down right behind her and dismounted on a patch of unkempt grass in the middle of a small square.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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