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  • n  sordid dirtiness
  • n  unworthiness by virtue of lacking higher values

  • Their sordidness and guilt, by strong inference, illustrates the sordidness and guilt of all Germans.
  • The Tonya Harding saga crossed a new frontier of sordidness with a plan by Penthouse magazine to reveal nude shots of the Olympic Bad Girl and ex-hubby Jeff Gillooly romping on .
  • And exposing the verdict's falsity from the killer's mouth no less is worth whatever price we as a society would have paid in the sordidness of the TV spectacle and the book.
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  • The Talent | Chet Baker
    Chet Baker, the junkie trumpeter, a legend of sordidness and stone brilliance, fell to his death at age 58 in Amsterdam.
    Oct. 13, 2013 - New York Times

  • Anthony Kennedy in Free Speech Coalition
    In Renton [v. Playtime Theatres], the Court determined that while the material inside adult bookstores and movie theaters is speech, the consequent sordidness outside is not,Justice Kennedy wrote. "The challenge is to correct the latter...
  • Sudhir Mishra in Reuters India
    Sudhir Mishra, whose films combine the popular with the arty, says he will use Hamlet's dilemma to explore the "sleaze and sordidness" of contemporary Indian politics.

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