Lexicographical Neighbors of Dowdyism
dowdyism (current term)
Literary usage of Dowdyism
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Passages from My Autobiography by Morgan (Sydney) (1859)
"This morning, as I was on my knees, all dust and dowdyism, comes the English post— old Colburn—no ! not old at all, but young enthusiastic Colburn, ..."
2. England Without & Within by Richard Grant White (1881)
"No one in England seems to be careless about anything, least of all a woman about her dress. It is helpless, hopeless, elaborated dowdyism. ..."
3. The Life of Captain Sir Richd F. Burton by Isabel Burton (1893)
"Les Italiens ' bears the palm of dowdyism, and actors and actresses seem to have decayed with the decorations. The cuisine, except in special instances, ..."
4. An Englishwoman in Utah: The Story of a Life's Experience in Mormonism by T. B. H. Stenhouse (1880)
"... plicity of dress almost to the verge of dowdyism, have now acquired a taste for Eastern fashions. The Prophet's first home in Utah was a little cottage ..."