For the first time in their history, they stood a real chance of turning a sordid love story into a pure one.
Obviously they thought there was something sordid to hide.
His vices were rather of the sordid than of the satanic order.
He was mixed up with the sordid intrigues which preceded the deposition of Edward II., and supplied Queen Isabella and Mortimer in Paris with money in 1325 from the revenues of Guienne, of which province he was treasurer.
It was not a reaction the Deans expected when Effie read the sordid confirmation her great aunt was a prostitute and carrying on an adulterous affair.