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dismal
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Middlemarch
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dismal
Used in
Middlemarch
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  • This funeral seems to me the most dismal thing I ever saw.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You would have Mr. Casaubon because he had such a great soul, and was so and dismal and learned; and now, to think of marrying Mr. Ladislaw, who has got no estate or anything.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She spoke her last words to the housekeeper in cheerful tones, and when she seated herself in the carriage her eyes were bright and her cheeks blooming under the dismal bonnet.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Dagley's homestead never before looked so dismal to Mr. Brooke as it did today, with his mind thus sore about the fault-finding of the "Trumpet," echoed by Sir James.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Celia thought with some dismalness of the time she should have to spend as bridesmaid at Lowick, while the curate had probably no pretty little children whom she could like, irrespective of principle.  (not reviewed by editor)

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