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slovenly
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
dirty and unkempt
  • I quickly realized that I had done her a disservice—to think of her as slovenly.
    p. 503.3
  • Who hasn't been "educated" in this slovenly fashion?
    p. 277.4
  • It was the day of New Year's Eve, December 31, 1961, about two o'clock in the afternoon, and we were sitting in the grubby living room of Hester's apartment in Durham, New Hampshire; it was a living room we routinely shared with Hester's roommates—two university girls who were almost Hester's equal in slovenliness, but sadly no match for Hester in sex appeal.
    p. 368.4

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