Phrases with "unprepossessing"

His weakly and unprepossessing younger daughter had just reached the age of seventeen. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

Never had he looked more unprepossessing or a less likely subject for sympathy, than when he stumbled into the chair set for him by the district attorney. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

D.H. Lawrence She was an unprepossessing little girl, affected, cold, selfish, foolish. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

His disposition was melancholy and taciturn; but he seemed constantly striving to atone, by the amiability of his manners, for an unprepossessing exterior. Thirteen at Table by Mór Jókai

E. Phillips Oppenheim He chose a place with his back to a tree, produced a cheap briar pipe, and deliberately filled it with tobacco of unprepossessing appearance. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Behind this party came the complainant, an elderly native, whose puckered and wrinkled face was about as unprepossessing as the other’s was pleasing. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

As the stranger passed up the stairs, a young man of a form and countenance singularly unprepossessing emerged from a door in the entresol, and brushed beside him. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Anthony Trollope He was not bad-looking, though his face was unprepossessing to a judge of character. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope I will not say that it is uncivilized; but it has a harsh, crude, unprepossessing appearance. North America by Anthony Trollope

One unprepossessing personage in a greasy coat had fallen off his chair as soon as he sat down, and remained so till the end of supper. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

Nathaniel Hawthorne One of these unseen observers, a gentleman, was youthful, and had an air of high breeding and refinement, and a face marked with intellect, though otherwise of unprepossessing aspect. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Miles Franklin The magic in the wide sunlight cancels the trivial church image of a God fashioned on the pattern of an unprepossessing old man. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The unprepossessing little company had broken off their altercation with almost dramatic abruptness. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

James Joyce Then he screwed his features up someway sideways and glared out into the night with an unprepossessing cast of countenance. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Radclyffe Hall Self-sacrifice was unpopular, it seemed, or was it in some way her own fault? She must be different from other people, a kind of unprepossessing freak. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

E. Phillips Oppenheim He had a most unpleasant face, short, fair moustache, carefully trimmed, well-cut features, a wicked mouth, and cold, unprepossessing eyes. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]