Examples of sordid in a Sentence
And Vermes's story is also in part an international thriller, especially with the high-level goings-on around the Scrolls. The full sordid tale of spite, scholarly selfishness, and undisguised anti-Semitism, which kept access to the Dead Sea texts restricted for decades to a tiny cartel, unwinds in his pages. —Paula Fredriksen, New Republic, 15 Oct. 2001
Another reporter working to verify the book's charges ended up unmasking author James Hatfield's sordid past, revealing how little the publisher knew about its author … —Jennifer Greenstein, Brill's Content, February 2000
In fact, audiences now have become so blasé about accounts of celebrities' sordid personal lives that some stars are turning potential publicity nightmares into confessional coups. —Stephen Rebello, Vibe, May 1999
He shared the sordid details of his past.
he managed to rise above the sordid streets upon which he grew up
Recent Examples of sordid from the Web
The tabloids offer a sordid vision of society, where the mainstream image of celebrities elides their secretly miserable lives (whether because of addiction, aging, infidelity, or bankruptcy).
The effort pits those who see the symbols as tributes to Southern heritage against others who regard them as a glorification of a sordid history of racism.
The NRA's history with blacks is sordid from the beginning.
But the sordid details of the Louisville scandal apparently made an impression on the N.C.A.A.’s infractions committee, which handed down Thursday’s sanctions.
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Only Bryan has the sordid details ... OK, Hernandez donated his long locks to charity.
And the shredder scene was a reminder of how his killing fits into a long, sordid history that is only set to continue.
The conflict was sordid at best, pitting the SF Weekly against its rival, the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
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Synonym Discussion of sordid
SORDID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sordid for English Language Learners
: very bad or dishonest
: very dirty
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