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saturnine
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Wuthering Heights
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  • With Mr. Heathcliff, grim and saturnine, on the one hand, and Hareton, absolutely dumb, on the other, I made a somewhat cheerless meal, and bade adieu early.

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  • She was backed in a doorway with her gin and lime, being addressed by a saturnine spritely old gentleman with a hard red face and a hard clear voice and a puff of gray hair over each ear.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He had a dark complexion and a small, wise, saturnine face with mournful pouches under both eyes.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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