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dismal
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Jane Eyre
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dismal
Used in
Jane Eyre
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  • Superstition was with me at that moment; but it was not yet her hour for complete victory: my blood was still warm; the mood of the revolted slave was still bracing me with its bitter vigour; I had to stem a rapid rush of retrospective thought before I quailed to the dismal present.  (not reviewed by editor)

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