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dismal
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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as in: a dismal expression Define
depressing or gloomy
  • If you think it ain’t dismal and lonesome out in a fog that way by yourself in the night, you try it once—you’ll see.
  • The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn’t stand it no longer I lit out.

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  • It was the first I ever see it growing, and it made the woods look solemn and dismal.

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  • It was a dark and dismal night.
  • a dismal life of slavery

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as in: a dismal expression Define
depressing or gloomy
as in: a dismal performance Define
of terrible quality
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