How To Use Unkempt In A Sentence

  • I looked up into the sparkling eyes of a heavyset man with gray, unkempt hair and a white goatee.
  • And then, like a walking, unkempt buzzkill, the campground security showed up.
  • Norman took me into his unkempt, barren back garden to show me the only thing which he could boast of - his four fat white rabbits.
  • His hair is unkempt and his clothes scruffy; his eyes are red and he seems permanently on the point of tears. Times, Sunday Times
  • There he stood before a figure with a long black robe and frizzled, unkempt white hair poking out at odd angles from beneath a black hat.
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  • There was a gate near the car that led into an unkempt path through the forest. THE EXECUTION
  • I used to love trotting out of a morning to potter about the wilderness in my gown and pyjamas, all unshaved and generally unkempt.
  • THE Government is to hand out fines for untidy or unkempt gardens. The Sun
  • I have the misfortune to live between a blinding, yellow concrete monstrosity on one side and an unkempt, dirty, semi-paved yard on the other.
  • Even the tsotsis, the unkempt street ruffians of the 1930s, began to embrace the quest for style in the 1950s.
  • It was a ragged, unkempt pony, pitifully poor and very footsore, at first sight, an absolute "moke"; but a second glance showed colossal round ribs, square hips, and a great length of rein, the rest hidden beneath a wealth of loose hair. Three Elephant Power and Other Stories
  • native vistas and unkempt rambling paths
  • You use these processes to convert your physical state from sleepy and unkempt to bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
  • This means that the cemetery has a very untidy, unkempt appearance but this will soon change.
  • Roy's pale skin turned grey, matching his unkempt hair, which had been mousy brown the last time she'd seen him. CHAMELEON
  • Families mourned for periods of up to one year, with some family members expressing grief by blackening their faces, chests, and hands with charcoal and maintaining an unkempt appearance.
  • They all looked bewildered and unkempt and had apparently had a very long journey.
  • A pint-sized Messiah with scary eyes and an unkempt beard, he throws tantrums rather than casting a spell.
  • The Paynim hastened to the dungeon, and brought forth the Count, bearded, unkempt and foredone. French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France
  • It was never a formal or tidy place, the very opposite of our municipal cemeteries and more like an unkempt churchyard.
  • His silvery hair was unkempt, blood and bruises marred his slender body and he was skinnier than when he had come in.
  • Quentin also recalls the ‘dirty’ Natalie, and his lost moment of intimate plenitude, which he in some way wants to recover through closeness with the unkempt Italian girl.
  • Even the tsotsis, the unkempt street ruffians of the 1930s, began to embrace the quest for style in the 1950s.
  • Unclean, unkempt, clothed in rags and hunger and madness, he saw himself victorious, heroic and beautiful.
  • I used to love trotting out of a morning to potter about the wilderness in my gown and pyjamas, all unshaved and generally unkempt.
  • Janet chuckled and tousled his unkempt gingery hair.
  • Together with his unkempt mop of wavy brown hair and his scraggly beard, his appearance was most intimidating.
  • While most of the graves are lovingly tended, many others are overgrown, unkempt and desecrated.
  • A city so reliant on tourism will deter repeat visits if it looks filthy or unkempt.
  • He tweaks the unkempt bristles of yahoos, scourges grunting knuckle-draggers, mocks unibrows and is merciless with gun-totin ', whittlin', racist rednecks who hang out in the fetid swamps of Small Dead Animals and other even danker and oozier places, where pedophile-enablers and stalkers dwell. Archive 2009-06-01
  • The rough and unkempt textures of the horses coats attests to their wildness.
  • After this outburst the man slept gently on, while the little girl still held the parasol aloft and looked down with a great wonder at the frowsy, unkempt creature, trying to reconcile it with the little part of life that she knew. THE HOBO AND THE FAIRY
  • The suspect, described as heavyset, unkempt and mentally unbalanced, is thought to be driving a ABC News: Top Stories
  • Sporting an unkempt beard and shaggy crop, he makes Robinson Crusoe look like GQ's Man of the Year.
  • THE Government is to hand out fines for untidy or unkempt gardens. The Sun
  • It was a shabby, straggly, unkempt little regiment, their faces chapped, their noses running in the cold.
  • The man allowed him to turn around and looked him up and down, taking in the rumpled clothes and unkempt hair.
  • Even if you accept that we Brits might look alike to our Stateside counterparts - pallid and vaguely unkempt with teeth the wrong side of ''eggshell'' - this is a stretch. Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
  • To his surprise he found there a Boer with a long, unkempt beard—a "backvelder," or, as we call it, a "takhaar," of the most pronounced type.
  • Barefoot and with hair unkempt, hippies paid 9p to stay on rooftops in the old town. Times, Sunday Times
  • Derek North, 81, did not at first pay much attention to Hobson - unkempt, unshaved, dressed in a lumberjack shirt and dirty jeans - when he came in to buy cigarette papers, matches, and a bottle of water.
  • His hair is unkempt and his clothes scruffy; his eyes are red and he seems permanently on the point of tears. Times, Sunday Times
  • In fact, the bushes are uneven in setting out and in growth, unkempt and massively overgrown.
  • Thus, from the combined effects of the ecclesiastical lancet lights and the apsidal shape of the room, it occurred to Christopher that the sisters were all a delightful set of pretty saints, exhibiting themselves in a lady chapel, and backed up by unkempt major prophets, as represented by the forms of their big brothers. The Hand of Ethelberta
  • And, referring to my unkempt, bushy eyebrows, she said, “You look just like Brooke Shields!” You’ll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again
  • Barefoot and with hair unkempt, hippies paid 9p to stay on rooftops in the old town. Times, Sunday Times
  • He had a full - blown mustache and beard, both of which were scraggly and unkempt.
  • Her place was unkempt, smelled of overworn laundry and rotting dill. Aching Hours
  • The facility appeared "unkempt" and some of the fish tanks were dirty, Brzezinski said. KTVU.com - Local News
  • There were sprawling grounds running down to the water, with unkempt meadows and wooded with aged deciduous trees.
  • The lone exception is basketball, where the uniforms just hang down all unkempt and frowzy.
  • They had been teasing him mercilessly about his unkempt ginger barnet. The Sun
  • In terms of the ornaments of the liturgy, sometimes the altar is set up in a way that is untidy, such as crooked candles that could easily be straightened or unevenly spaced candlesticks that a few more minutes of preparation could rectify; unkempt vestments, altar linens, cassocks and surplices for servers are sometimes also in evidence, as are servers visibly wearing informal clothing beneath their cassock. Ars Celebrandi as it relates to the Usus Antiquior
  • The man was about thirty and unshaven, his unkempt, blonde hair knotted like some Rastafarian.
  • No one knows what period this mass of unkempt grave mounds belongs to.
  • Their hair is unkempt; they are missing teeth. Christianity Today
  • I wore it to some rather posh restaurants and not once did I feel scruffy or unkempt.
  • He ran a hand through his unkempt dark hair with undisguised weariness.
  • Rough stubbles of wispy hair were developing on his dimpled chin and his rough curling sandy brown hair was unkempt and tousled wildly.
  • His pale, blond hair stuck out unkemptly, almost looking silvery under the dim light.
  • He had blonde unkempt hair but respectably short sideburns, and he wore blue jeans and one of those awful V-neck golfing sweaters.
  • It was a far cry from her appearance in court last week when her hair was unkempt and she wore a baggy grey sweatshirt. The Sun
  • Glassner, with her charmingly unkempt curls, crocheted dress, and Brooklyn ZIP code, has already upstaged the other fashion editors, whose dramatic hair (peroxide blonde, flat-ironed) and outfits (stilettos, leather) seemed almost boringly predictable.
  • An unkempt coat will provide a refuge for parasites, and if soiled with faecal matter is likely to attract flies.
  • Because of his unkempt appearance people would shy away from him. The Sun
  • A small girl kept her distance and looked on from beneath the unkempt fringe of a straggle of ravenesque hair.
  • The less direct route only meant crossing the corners of two fields and riding down the center of one unkempt casaran orchard. Alector's Choice
  • He tweaks the unkempt bristles of yahoos, scourges grunting knuckle-draggers, mocks unibrows and is merciless with gun-totin', whittlin', racist rednecks who hang out in the fetid swamps of Small Dead Animals and other even danker and oozier places, where pedophile-enablers and stalkers dwell. Monsters from the Id
  • If an untidy person is unkempt, why is a tidy person not kempt?
  • On the other end of the phone, half the country away, is Vinnie, an unkempt, badly shaven, slovenly dressed loser.
  • This means that the cemetery has a very untidy, unkempt appearance but this will soon change.
  • Together with his unkempt mop of wavy brown hair and his scraggly beard, his appearance was most intimidating.
  • Make sure there are no loose threads hanging or buttons about to pop off that would give you an unkempt appearance. The Guide to Greatness in Sales
  • During the tour, the press vilified the rockers as bad-mouthed, loud, gaudy and unkempt.
  • If the garden is unkempt, unhealthy or dying, it is considered to be draining the energy.
  • If you can cope with leaving part of your lawn unkempt then your garden will really benefit.
  • He peers out from under his scruffy, unkempt hair with a slackjawed, apprehensive expression.
  • Unkempt and disordered, bedaubed with mud that had dried upon him, and with much of his clothing torn to rags, he had but just dropped into his easy – chair, when Mr. Grewgious stood before him. The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • His hair was almost as disheveled and unkempt as mine, and he was the first baboon in the troop who ever interacted with me.
  • Dozens of unkempt flowering bushes sprawled everywhere, unattended for as long as I could remember.
  • Obviously the most problematic is the one about people who have unkempt or sloven appearances, which is not only highly subjective but also have only a tenuous at best relationship to potential misuse of firearms. The Volokh Conspiracy » Consumer Supremacy?
  • He was evidently brimful of mischief -- his expression betokened it; no doubt he was one of the most thorough little scamps that ever played at "morra," but there was a charm about his handsome dirty face and unkempt hair, and I watched him amusedly, glad to be distracted for a few minutes from the tired inner workings of my own unhappy thoughts. Vendetta: a story of one forgotten
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  • Some have beards or unkempt hair; all have an unassuming manner. Times, Sunday Times
  • Make sure there are no loose threads hanging or buttons about to pop off that would give you an unkempt appearance. The Guide to Greatness in Sales
  • She raked her fingers through the wild, unkempt gardens of her hair.
  • The whole head is fluffed up and gently back-combed, so that it looks scruffy and unkempt.
  • He begs for food and wears only a loincloth and a cloak, shunning the townspeople and becoming a wretched figure with unkempt hair and long fingernails.
  • The old colonial building with a wild and unkempt garden around was unlit and silent.
  • If that doesn't deserve a trophy, I don't know what does - preferably one that weighs about seven grains and fits nicely in the middle of his unkempt unibrow.
  • This man was ill, ritually unclean, unkempt, probably physically repulsive, an outcast from society, and unqualified to approach God at the temple, but Jesus felt compassion.
  • Make sure there are no loose threads hanging or buttons about to pop off that would give you an unkempt appearance. The Guide to Greatness in Sales
  • He had long unkempt hair and a stubbly chin.
  • Contemporary photos show a nondescript, unkempt home, not a “big, rambling, orchard-embowered house” with a dooryard neat enough to eat off. Land of Green Gables
  • The film opens with an unkempt man being rousted out of bed when the police break down his front door.
  • Men on cycles, lean-faced, unkempt, scorched along every country lane shouting of unhoped deliverance, shouting to gaunt, staring figures of despair. The War of The Worlds
  • Instead of people with unkempt hair and raggedy clothes, there were well-dressed servants and slaves, and an occasional noble riding by.
  • Golden chains crept their way like unkempt vines across dark, mahogany shelves in between elegant cameos and glittering rings.
  • Worse, mom constantly ridiculed Betty, belittling her long nose and unkempt manner of dress.
  • In this environment the subtle yet unmistakable frontier, where the manicured lawn brushes against the unkempt one, is enough to disturb the peace of the neighbourhood.
  • Shabby squeak-toys and the headless action figures of a thousand neglectful tots rose from the unkempt lawns.
  • Almost immediately, a scruffy youth approached me, his unkempt appearance readily identifying him as a candyman.
  • Freddie, who, shaken up in his small cage for three days in an ekka, seemed in piteous plight, feathers (what there were of them) ruffled and unkempt, and eyes dim and half closed. A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil
  • He was a bit windswept, his hair rather unkempt and his jacket wrinkled, after riding such a long way on horseback, but he looked the same as ever to the girls.
  • The new look of roots does not resemble the regrowth that we once dreaded and thought of as looking sloppy and unkempt. Louis Licari: Show Your True Color
  • He had a full - blown mustache and beard, both of which were scraggly and unkempt.
  • So roughly 800 pounds of supposedly highly trained RCMP beef trembled in fear when confronted by the stapler-wielding, "unkempt" Robert Dziekanski. maybe it was a very big stapler
  • During the owners'absence the lawn became dreadfully unkempt.
  • She walks carefully along a little stony path, which winds its way between the unkempt bushes.
  • Anthony Paltz, 20, a UW-Madison pre-pharmacy student who was walking down State Street at the time, described the arrested man as "unkempt" and said he was wearing a kilt. Archive 2007-05-01
  • Although the official media afford him considerable respect, he is the object of some derision among other Chinese, who lampoon what they call his mediocre performance as a student, his unkempt ways and his prodigious girth; in recent years, his weight has exceeded 220 pounds. PrairiePundit
  • Contemporary photos show a nondescript, unkempt home, not a “big, rambling, orchard-embowered house” with a dooryard neat enough to eat off. Land of Green Gables
  • His pale, blond hair stuck out unkemptly, almost looking silvery under the dim light.
  • However, Kalaimani, unshaven and unkempt, mourning the loss of his boats had to be convinced to forget the dowry amount and encouraged to go ahead with the wedding.
  • Next to Ojka's stiffly coifed hair, Uma's unkempt curls looked lovely around her face.
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  • While most of the graves are lovingly tended, many others are overgrown, unkempt, and desecrated.
  • Framed by a shock of sandy hair falling to his shoulders, and by an unkempt, tow-coloured beard, his eyes shone out in the firelight over his cheek-bones, with the cavernous brilliancy of an owl's.
  • The unkempt hair gives me a kind of youthful look. The Sun
  • In terms of mood, this room is rustically casual, but you'll notice that doesn't mean it's messy or unkempt.
  • He begs for food and wears only a loincloth and a cloak, shunning the townspeople and becoming a wretched figure with unkempt hair and long fingernails.
  • A countrified 63, she is the epitome of the Aga babe, all rosy cheeks and unkempt locks and warmth.
  • One had long unkempt hair and badly rotting teeth; the other was short, stocky and dressed in a clean tracksuit.
  • It was a woman, dirty, bedraggled and unkempt, but a woman nonetheless.
  • They were unshaved, unwashed, unkempt, and curiously unmoved.
  • The old beggar was dirty and unkempt.
  • The whole head is fluffed up and gently back-combed, so that it looks scruffy and unkempt.
  • Few things bring down a home's atmosphere more than unkempt lawns and sinking paving. Times, Sunday Times
  • The result certainly gives the Parliament an unkempt, unloved appearance lacking in maintenance.
  • I have also had to contact the council regarding the unkempt appearance of the roads in my area.
  • Her dyed hair was unkempt, her bare legs were bruised and covered in sores. Seminary Boy
  • It was a woman, dirty, bedraggled and unkempt, but a woman nonetheless.
  • He had on a white shirt and black trousers which were too short and he was unkempt.
  • Now this was back in Jack Black's "High Fidelity" days, i.e. the non-mega-famous days, when he was portlier, unkempt, and completely unrefined. You Better Watch It.... Two Times!
  • Her nose was red, her face streaked and tear-stained, her hair disheveled and unkempt.
  • THE Government is to hand out fines for untidy or unkempt gardens. The Sun
  • With their unkempt, windblown hair, they almost resembled the man beneath her.
  • Although a little outdated now, goatees are still go (terrible pun intended) for some guys - in particular, those with narrow faces, longer chins and an all over slightly unkempt look.
  • The man, described as scruffy and unkempt by passengers, was sitting in the rear of United Airlines Flight Lead Stories from AOL
  • He tweaks the unkempt bristles of yahoos, scourges grunting knuckle-draggers, mocks unibrows and is merciless with gun-totin ', whittlin', racist rednecks who hang out in the fetid swamps of Small Dead Animals and other even danker and oozier places, where pedophile-enablers and stalkers dwell. Archive 2009-06-01
  • Beyond the more frequented quarters of the town, they found broad, unkempt, and as yet unlevelled avenues and streets, where modest houses straggled, perched on high banks with an air of having found themselves there quite by accident. In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim
  • They had been teasing him mercilessly about his unkempt ginger barnet. The Sun
  • I had never used the word unkempt and from his bizarre behavior, one would think I had suggested his unruly mop looked like the Uni-bomber. The Beard
  • She had a sudden image of herself, unkempt and twiggy, with a long beard and goatskin clothes, chasing lizards.
  • Wilkie is an unkempt, rangy character with a beard and piercing gaze.
  • He has an almost gnomish manner, an unkempt beard that he scratches at absent-mindedly and a tumble of curly black hair that bobs as he talks.
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  • The combination of bushy tail and woolly fur gives the animal a sort of unkempt, shaggy appearance.
  • Beside them, secured by a cord which a pikeman has fastened to his own wrist, trots a bare-legged Irish kerne, whose only clothing is his ragged yellow mantle, and the unkempt Westward Ho!
  • Ramone glared at him slightly, snatching it from him and starting to comb through the tangled snarls of crimson hair, green eyes still watching him from under an unkempt fringe.
  • She stood in the middle of the devastation, breathing heavily, hair unkempt and gown rumpled and mussed.
  • On the cover of Time, in a spread in Life, the image of Romania's Iron Lady was stout and unsmiling, a monolith with a face of stone, dowdy clothes and unkempt hair.
  • The planetologist was unkempt, his garments rumpled and not very clean. Starfarers
  • The victim describes the man as "unkempt" and police are asking for the public's help in identifying the attacker. Torontoist
  • His voice was hoarse and his unkempt head only added to its grewsome quality. Sister Carrie
  • The whole head is fluffed up and gently back-combed, so that it looks scruffy and unkempt.
  • He was a short man with long unkempt hair and a bristly unshaved chin.
  • Her wavy brown hair was unkempt as always, and her attire consistently disheveled.
  • Police said the man had a swarthy complexion, was generally unkempt, around 5ft 10 in tall and slim.
  • If you could push out of the way the fact that this guy looked like any old disheveled, homeless, college professor in an unkempt beard and a semi-clean tweed coat with patches on the elbows, he was hellaciously funny and good company.
  • He had an unkempt appearance.
  • I tackled my wardrobes about a year ago, but like an unkempt ivy, disorder and chaos has returned.
  • He was rather unkempt, so we didn't want to put him in the new family car for his ride home.
  • He looked unkempt and in some distress as he stepped delicately from his car wearing blue pyjama bottoms, slippers and a collarless white shirt.
  • Roy's pale skin turned gray, matching his unkempt hair, which had been mousy brown the last time she'd seen him. CHAMELEON
  • It's kind of bushy and unkempt, though it's hard to tell whether it's a I-can't-be-bothered kind of thing, or you know, a look. Gilbert Arenas and his crazy new beard: Barbers tell us what it means
  • He had removed his coat and starched collar preparatory to playing with the boy, and his disheveled appearance irresistibly recalled the unkempt individual who had first captured my heart. The Curse of the Pharaohs
  • He was unshaven, his clothes dirty, hair unkempt. Times, Sunday Times
  • It was never a formal or tidy place, the very opposite of our municipal cemeteries and more like an unkempt churchyard.
  • Account handlers aren't referred to as ‘suits’ by their scruffy unkempt creative colleagues for nothing you know.
  • I have lived like we did in the jungles, in dirt and filth and muck, unwashed and unkempt.
  • His clothes were unkempt and raggedy, and his belly protruded very visibly.
  • a dozen dozing till the June sun strikes their bows, these watercraft that seem to be randomly strewn in unkempt yards. Midday Mirage
  • What is he, really, except a plain boy with unkempt hair?
  • Apparently, darts - the old back-room-of-a-pub game played by beery, unkempt blokes - had sanitised itself to the extent that it was trying to gain a toe-hold in, of all places, Las Vegas.
  • Some have beards or unkempt hair; all have an unassuming manner. Times, Sunday Times
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  • He hasn't shaved, his hair is unkempt and he's wearing the same clothes he left in three days ago.
  • He was by himself and one interesting thing was that his appearance had changed slightly, that he had lost some weight and his hair grew longer, kind of unkempt is the way we were described to it. CNN Transcript Apr 10, 2008
  • Though just as the Mozart film unpicked the myths perpetrated by "Amadeus" -- Mozart did not die a pauper and was not poisoned by Salieri or anyone else -- we discover that Beethoven was not the unkempt, unhygienic, tormented figure of romantic tradition, struggling, unloved and alone, against his tragic deafness. Debunking the Beethoven Myth
  • Do not mistake simplicity in dress with sloppiness and unkemptness.
  • The suspect, described as heavyset, unkempt and mentally unbalanced, is thought to be driving a 1990s Chevrolet pickup with a loud muffler. KansasCity.com: Front Page
  • We can say someone is unkempt, unruly, disconsolate or uncouth, but we can't normally say that he is kempt, ruly, consolate or couth unless we are exploiting the unfamiliar word for humorous effect.
  • He is described as about five feet six inches tall with unkempt hair, wearing dirty dark jeans.
  • It was a shabby, straggly, unkempt little regiment, their faces chapped, their noses running in the cold.
  • Mr Fahey is about 170cm tall, with a fair complexion, blue eyes, a medium build with unkempt, brown, collar-length hair and a "scraggly" beard and moustache, police said. NEWS.com.au | Top Stories
  • He felt etiolated and unkempt.
  • The brick path to the door was hemmed in on either side by tall, unkempt boxwood hedges. MY BABYSITTER BITES BACK
  • Unkempt braids of jet-black hair ran down either side of his head, the better part of which had been shaven bald.
  • He ran a hand through his unkempt, honey-colored hair, before giving a jaunty little bow.
  • The strange youth had curly dark auburn hair, that fell in unkempt tangles across his shoulders.
  • His deep-set eyes looked at me from under the dark muffler, through the jungle of unkempt moustache and beard.

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