’You have withdrawn yourself in your sullenness to your own room.
They disliked me; and they sullenly, sternly, steadily, overlooked me.
The natural result of this treatment, continued, I suppose, for some six months or more, was to make me sullen, dull, and dogged.
’David,’ said Mr. Murdstone, one day after dinner when I was going to leave the room as usual; ’I am sorry to observe that you are of a sullen disposition.’
’Now, David,’ said Mr. Murdstone, ’a sullen obdurate disposition is, of all tempers, the worst.’
’I was sorry, David, I remarked,’ said Mr. Murdstone, turning his head and his eyes stiffly towards me, ’to observe that you are of a sullen disposition.
’I have never meant to be sullen since I came back.’
He has a sullen, rebellious spirit; a violent temper; and an untoward, intractable disposition.
He was a coward, from head to foot; and showed his dastardly nature through his sullenness and mortification, as much as at any time of his mean life.
His enemy, muttering to himself, after wringing his wounded hand for sometime, slowly drew off his neck-kerchief and bound it up; then held it in his other hand, and sat upon his table with his sullen face looking down.
It was a sombre evening, with a lurid light in the sky; and as I saw the prospect scowling in the distance, with here and there some larger object starting up into the sullen glare, I fancied it was no inapt companion to the memory of this fierce woman.
There are no more uses of "sullen" in the book.
Show samples from other sources
She changed from outgoing child to sullen teenager.