Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out
Ridley, who had prowled unheeded, started forward, stopped, and, with a gesture of disgust, strode off to his study.
He was a man of fort perhaps; and here there were lines round his eyes, and there curious clefts in his cheeks. Slightly battered he appeared, but dogged and in the prime of life.
ignored; not listened to or given serious attention.
1. attacked violently and badly damaged by weapons or by bad weather;