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unkempt
used in The War of the Worlds

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Definition
not neat or cared for
  • Men on cycles, lean-faced, unkempt, scorched along every country lane shouting of unhoped deliverance, shouting to gaunt, staring figures of despair.
    2.9 — Book 2 Chapter 9 — Wreckage (12% in)
  • There were sturdy workmen thrusting their way along, wretched, unkempt men, clothed like clerks or shopmen, struggling spasmodically; a wounded soldier my brother noticed, men dressed in the clothes of railway porters, one wretched creature in a nightshirt with a coat thrown over it.
    1.16 — Book 1 Chapter 16 — The Exodus from London (64% in)

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