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  • If you are a professor, you have to deal with some pretty unsavory characters and some questionable works.†   (source)
  • And as you know, a certain senator was just revealed to be involved in some very unsavory business.†   (source)
  • They are much used for unsavory business.†   (source)
  • They brought something out in me that was unsavory.†   (source)
  • Then Dr. Urbino returned to the first page of the letter and plunged once again into the flood of unsavory revelations that might have changed his life, even at his age, if he could have convinced himself that they were not the ravings of a dying man.†   (source)
  • At almost every hut they visited, food would appear, a great deal of it unsavory to both of them—items from what Paul called "the fifth food group"—and, making faces at each other when their hosts weren't looking, they pretended to munch happily on things like meat-filled pastries that smelled like sweat.†   (source)
  • Elva's eyes glowed with unsavory glee.†   (source)
  • Until the Americans could copy it, there were three unsavory alternatives: they could continue losing contact with the Russians; they could station valuable attack subs at the known exits from the route; or they could set up a whole new SOSUS line.†   (source)
  • It is highly unsavory of you to exploit the difficult stories of sex workers as an argument against sex work as a profession at a time when sex workers are finally making some headway in creating safety for themselves.†   (source)
  • "It's a mystery," she'd say with a wink, and this only added to the whispered speculations of the townspeople not only that Mabel's past was a bit unsavory, but that she had more than a couple of broken cups in the china cabinet.†   (source)
  • There was the unsavory product other unscrupulous merchants might sell.†   (source)
  • Finishing last in three successive parades had given Lieutenant Scheisskopf an unsavory reputation, and he considered every means of improvement, even nailing the twelve men in each rank to a long two-by-four beam of seasoned oak to keep them in line.†   (source)
  • They did, but the coarseness of their dialect, even though only a few li from Tongkou, told me a lot about the unsavory quality of the people who lived here.†   (source)
  • Lonny asked, with the same disdain most people heap onto the unsavory subject.†   (source)
  • I'd shoot him if he tried anything unsavory.†   (source)
  • Their caution was understandable; it was a district to be avoided, although not necessarily because of unsavory inhabitants, for the Moscow police were ruthlessly thorough in such areas, but because of the stretch of decrepit buildings.†   (source)
  • Her husband, James Reynolds, a speculator with an unsavory reputation, commenced to blackmail Hamilton, until the point when he, Reynolds, went to prison for an earlier swindle.†   (source)
  • Then he noticed a gangling figure in the second row, the figure of an elderly man with a long, slack face that seemed faintly familiar to him, though he could recall nothing about it, except a vague' memory, as of a photograph seen in some unsavory publication.†   (source)
  • I am glad to know it, for one hears such unsavory stories at times—gentlemen being found in opium dens and forced into sanitariums for it.†   (source)
  • We've had to travel far and consult with many an unsavory character to patch this together, so treat it like gold.†   (source)
  • But among the first section, there had been no threats, veiled or overt, no weird or unsavory offers or suggestions.†   (source)
  • With drugs and other unsavory methods any man can be broken.†   (source)
  • I pressed down the aisle crowded with people, mostly servicemen, and near the vestibule found the fountain, where I trickled warm unsavory-looking water into a paper cup.†   (source)
  • Cabmen: The Russian expression here is likhacht-fashionable cab drivers who had an unsavory reputation as a class.†   (source)
  • ...he would sell this information to certain unsavory individuals.   (source)
    unsavory = morally offensive
  • "News travels quickly among us unsavory types, but it's mostly gossip."†   (source)
  • Thoren Smallwood swore that Craster was a friend to the Watch, despite his unsavory reputation.†   (source)
  • Ben considers me good, and I don't disturb this faith: he doesn't need my more unsavory truths.†   (source)
  • —Soooo, Hasan said, stretching the word until it implied any number of things, all unsavory.†   (source)
  • Hedge knights had an unsavory reputation.†   (source)
  • "An unsavory place," the dwarf admitted.†   (source)
  • As a hub for Pakistan's black-market economy, the city was filled with unsavory characters.†   (source)
  • Jack had scraped the hide but it was uncured and decidedly unsavory.†   (source)
  • "You wouldn't expect this Danny Hansford, this unsavory little punk, to discuss his murderous schemes with someone on the order of Mac Bell, would you?†   (source)
  • Instead the boy found his catspaw among the unsavory lot of freeriders, merchants, and camp followers who'd attached themselves to the king's party as they made their way north.†   (source)
  • Nately wanted the assurance that she was not going to bed with anyone unsavory or with someone he knew.†   (source)
  • In truth, after a brief call at the Great Sept of Baelor, Cersei would don a plain brown traveler's cloak and steal off to meet a certain hedge knight with the unlikely name of Ser Osmund Kettleblack, and his equally unsavory brothers Osney and Osfryd.†   (source)
  • Also, three days after initial appearance of a very rough limerick, one that implied that Warden's fatness derived from unsavory habits, this limerick popped up on pressure-sticky labels with cartoon improved so that fat victim flinching from Simon's pitchfork was recognizably Mort the Wart.†   (source)
  • It had given him an air of wisdom, and concealed all manner of unsavory things: the loose skin dangling beneath the old man's jaw, the small querulous mouth and missing teeth, warts and wrinkles and age spots too numerous to count.†   (source)
  • He'd read her defense of her practice of taking donations from unsavory sources, like drug dealers, corporate criminals, and corrupt politicians hoping to purchase their own path to salvation.†   (source)
  • And his method of operation, hiring people with limited experience based on gut feelings, forging working alliances with necessarily unsavory characters, and, above all, winging it, while unsettling and unconventional, has moved mountains.†   (source)
  • You notice none of us unsavory characters got named to any important cominittee— I'm on waste disposal and camp sanitation, Jackie is on food preparation, and you aren't on any.†   (source)
  • When a boy came to confess a feeling of shame after some unsavory sexual experience, Toohey told him to snap out of it: "It was damn good for you.†   (source)
  • Her characterization of Uncle Pio flatly contradicted the stores of unsavory testimonies that he had acquired elsewhere.†   (source)
  • These youngsters, following the lead of Rhett Butler, went hand in hand with the Carpetbaggers in money-making schemes of unsavory kinds.†   (source)
  • In the mixture of revolution and conspiracy chat Naphta had served up to his hearers, Herr Settembrini responded, the obscurantist element had predominated in a most unsavory fashion.†   (source)
  • For as all, but more particularly the ministers of the region, since they most guardedly and reservedly represented their congregations in every instance, unanimously saw it, here was a notorious and, of course, most unsavory trial which had resulted in a conviction with which the more conservative element of the country—if one could judge by the papers at least, were in agreement.†   (source)
  • Behrens had no choice but to expel all three—the Athenian, Fraulein Nolting, and her girlfriend, who in her passionate rage had paid little attention to her own honor—and had just been discussing the whole unsavory affair with his assistant, who, by the way, had been treating both girls privately.†   (source)
  • When not more profitably employed, the sperm whale hunters sometimes capture the Hyena whale, to keep up the supply of cheap oil for domestic employment—as some frugal housekeepers, in the absence of company, and quite alone by themselves, burn unsavory tallow instead of odorous wax.†   (source)
  • It may well be conceived, what an unsavory odor such a mass must exhale; worse than an Assyrian city in the plague, when the living are incompetent to bury the departed.†   (source)
  • Marking all this, Stubb argued well for his scheme, and turning to the Guernsey-man had a little chat with him, during which the stranger mate expressed his detestation of his Captain as a conceited ignoramus, who had brought them all into so unsavory and unprofitable a pickle.†   (source)
  • The men were furious at having been tricked into behaving politely to this insignificant fellow with the unsavoury reputation and the heretical opinions.   (source)
    unsavoury = unpleasant and distasteful
    unconventional spelling: This is a British spelling. Americans use unsavory.
  • In the lift, on their way up to the changing rooms, Henry Foster and the Assistant Director of Predestination rather pointedly turned their backs on Bernard Marx from the Psychology Bureau: averted themselves from that unsavoury reputation.   (source)
  • Doomed by his own choice, therefore, as Mr. Dimmesdale so evidently was, to eat his unsavoury morsel always at another's board, and endure the life-long chill which must be his lot who seeks to warm himself only at another's fireside, it truly seemed that this sagacious, experienced, benevolent old physician, with his concord of paternal and reverential love for the young pastor, was the very man, of all mankind, to be constantly within reach of his voice.   (source)
  • — Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavoury guide!   (source)
    unsavoury = unpleasant
  • She was also part of the colony's jet set, which has its share of unsavoury characters.†   (source)
  • Laura was far too young to be out on her own; she would get involved in something unsavoury, because the woods were full of those who made a business of preying on silly young girls like her.†   (source)
  • Down the driveway to the left comes Grace herself, walking with her head lowered, flanked by two unsavoury-looking men he supposes to be prison guards.†   (source)
  • There they found the great man, who by the way suffers from a somewhat unsavoury reputation, lying in the library with the back of his head cracked open like an eggshell.†   (source)
  • Far from Lester's having left the taxi en route, he and the Chinese gentleman had driven to a certain unsavoury dwelling-place in Limehouse, right in the heart of Chinatown.†   (source)
  • He had been intimate with but two of the other passengers-one a broken-down European named Dyer who appeared to bear a somewhat unsavoury reputation, the other a young bank clerk named Charles Lester, who was returning from Hong Kong.†   (source)
  • However, we shall hear more than enough at the inquest on such unsavoury topics.†   (source)
  • I turned and surveyed the unsavoury length of the ship.†   (source)
  • He reminded one of everything that is unsavoury.†   (source)
  • So, the actual conditions of living in the Bottoms, that was so well built and that looked so nice, were quite unsavoury because people must live in the kitchen, and the kitchens opened on to that nasty alley of ash-pits.†   (source)
  • that an omnivorous being which can masticate, deglute, digest and apparently pass through the ordinary channel with pluterperfect imperturbability such multifarious aliments as cancrenous females emaciated by parturition, corpulent professional gentlemen, not to speak of jaundiced politicians and chlorotic nuns, might possibly find gastric relief in an innocent collation of staggering bob, reveals as nought else could and in a very unsavoury light the tendency above alluded to.†   (source)
  • He is greatly disgusted with the outlook, and I am given to understand that Wolf Larsen bears a very unsavoury reputation among the sealing captains.†   (source)
  • He was evidently quite contented, and awaited evens with perfect calm; he even seemed to enjoy Brogard's unsavoury fare.†   (source)
  • He hung about with an eager craving look on his sour yellow little face; but his timidity had kept him back as much as my natural reluctance to have anything to do with such an unsavoury creature.†   (source)
  • Jo fights it out at his crossing among the mud and wheels, the horses, whips, and umbrellas, and gets but a scanty sum to pay for the unsavoury shelter of Tom-all-Alone's.†   (source)
  • There, a crowd would be collected to see them enter their carriages, which, amidst much bowing, and begging, and prancing, and lashing, and clattering, they would do; and so they would be driven madly through narrow unsavoury streets, and jerked out at the town gate.†   (source)
  • A barrister's profession is such an uncertain thing, especially if he won't undertake unsavoury cases; and naturally Torvald has never been willing to do that, and I quite agree with him.†   (source)
  • 6:6 Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?†   (source)
  • Thou hast the most unsavoury similes, and art, indeed, the most comparative, rascalliest, sweet young prince,—But, Hal, I pr'ythee trouble me no more with vanity.†   (source)
  • Heavenly stranger, please to taste These bounties, which our Nourisher, from whom All perfect good, unmeasured out, descends, To us for food and for delight hath caused The earth to yield; unsavoury food perhaps To spiritual natures; only this I know, That one celestial Father gives to all.†   (source)
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