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dismal
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Wuthering Heights
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dismal
Used in
Wuthering Heights
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  • And dreary, and chill, and dismal, that morrow did creep over!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'We're dismal enough without conjuring up ghosts and visions to perplex us.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'What ails you, Cathy?' he was saying when I entered: 'you look as dismal as a drowned whelp.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I believe you think me a fiend,' he said, with his dismal laugh: 'something too horrible to live under a decent roof.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There never was such a dreary, dismal scene as the formerly cheerful house presented! I must confess, that if I had been in the young lady's place, I would, at least, have swept the hearth, and wiped the tables with a duster.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It seemed so dismal to go up-stairs, with the wild snow blowing outside, and my thoughts continually reverting to the kirk-yard and the new-made grave! I dared hardly lift my eyes from the page before me, that melancholy scene so instantly usurped its place.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I was laid alone, for the first time; and, rousing from a dismal doze after a night of weeping, I lifted my hand to push the panels aside: it struck the table-top! I swept it along the carpet, and then memory burst in: my late anguish was swallowed in a paroxysm of despair.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I uttered an ejaculation of discontent at seeing the dismal grate, and commenced shutting the casements, one after another, till I came to his.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I listened to detect a woman's voice in the house, and filled the interim with wild regrets and dismal anticipations, which, at last, spoke audibly in irrepressible sighing and weeping.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The dismal spiritual atmosphere overcame, and more than neutralised, the glowing physical comforts round me; and I resolved to be cautious how I ventured under those rafters a third time.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was not the case, in reality, I am aware; but it was, in my imagination, that dismal night; and I thought Heathcliff himself less guilty than I. At seven o'clock he came, and inquired if Miss Linton had risen.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • THE twelve years, continued Mrs. Dean, following that dismal period were the happiest of my life: my greatest troubles in their passage rose from our little lady's trifling illnesses, which she had to experience in common with all children, rich and poor.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I've persuaded my conscience that it was a duty to warn him how people talked regarding his ways; and then I've recollected his confirmed bad habits, and, hopeless of benefiting him, have flinched from re-entering the dismal house, doubting if I could bear to be taken at my word.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Therefore, not to mention his clothes, which had seen three months' service in mire and dust, and his thick uncombed hair, the surface of his face and hands was dismally beclouded.  (not reviewed by editor)

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