Stanbury gave the poor young woman no credit for her new simplicity, but put down the deficiency to the charge of domestic slatternliness. From Wordnik.com. [He Knew He Was Right] Reference
The slatternliness, suffering, shiftlessness, dirt and raggedness, were inducements to one of her charitable temperament to visit its inhabitants, having their relief and improvement in view; while her appreciation of the warm-heartedness and drollery of the Irish character afforded her genuine pleasure. From Wordnik.com. [Elizabeth Fry] Reference
The author, Edith Mirrielees, supported her indictment with a number of familiar charges: "slatternliness in the use of words, slapdashness in the shaping of sentences ... stories infected by the implausible, the unprepared for, the contradictory"; no gift for humor, a shortage of gusto, and the absence of substance. From Wordnik.com. [The 2005 Fiction Issue] Reference
The room in fact was as depressing from its slatternliness as from its atmosphere of erudition. From Wordnik.com. [The Way of All Flesh] Reference
He who descries signs of slatternliness in his beloved prior to that date, may well be shocked to disillusionment. From Wordnik.com. [The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)] Reference
Despite the special muslin of that day she had traces of the slatternliness of which Mrs. Baines had never been able to cure her. From Wordnik.com. [The Old Wives' Tale] Reference
Nothing gives an impression of slatternliness more than the wearing about the house of a frayed and soiled garment "that has seen better days.". From Wordnik.com. [Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife] Reference
If the truth is to be owned, Miss Stanbury gave the poor young woman no credit for her new simplicity, but put down the deficiency to the charge of domestic slatternliness. From Wordnik.com. [He Knew He Was Right] Reference
It was opened by a young person with her hair dressed in the prevailing fashion, and an air of some gentility, which clashed a little with a certain slatternliness that pervaded her attire. From Wordnik.com. [Fenton's Quest] Reference
They maintained that it resembled the fat servant-girl with a long neck, who a short time ago had been dismissed on account of her slatternliness, and they called it, after her, "Black Susy.". From Wordnik.com. [Dame Care] Reference
It suggested slatternliness in an unusual degree; there were holes in her shoes and in her stockings, the sleeve of her coat was half unsewn, and the braid on her skirt hung in loops all round the bottom. From Wordnik.com. [Lady Molly of Scotland Yard] Reference
Those children, not through poverty -- M'Swat made a boast of his substantial banking account -- but on account of ignorance and slatternliness, were the dirtiest urchins I have ever seen, and were so ragged that those parts of them which should have been covered were exposed to view. From Wordnik.com. [My Brilliant Career] Reference
The milky-fleshed, not highly sensitized, pinkly clean creature of an innocence born mostly of ignorance and slow perceptions, who that morning had risen sweet from eleven hours of unrestless sleep beside a mother whose bed she had never missed to share, suddenly here in slatternliness!. From Wordnik.com. [Humoresque A Laugh on Life with a Tear Behind It] Reference
Schlampigkeit; frowziness, grubbiness, slatternliness, slouchiness, slovenliness, sluttery, sluttishness. From Wordnik.com. [von Storch on MBH "Shoddiness" « Climate Audit] Reference
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