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sullen
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War and Peace
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  • The hall porter sullenly pulled a bell that rang upstairs, and turned away.
  • The latter was riding with a sullen expression on his face.
  • His features were like his sister’s, but while in her case everything was lit up by a joyous, self-satisfied, youthful, and constant smile of animation, and by the wonderful classic beauty of her figure, his face on the contrary was dulled by imbecility and a constant expression of sullen self-confidence, while his body was thin and weak.
  • The husband came up and sullenly asked his wife what she was talking about.
  • Pierre did not answer and left Rostopchin’s room more sullen and angry than he had ever before shown himself.

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  • She changed from outgoing child to sullen teenager.
  • A sullen crowd watched the execution.

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