Inward melancholy it was impossible for a man like Oak, introspective far beyond his neighbours, to banish quite, whilst conning the present untoward page of his history.
Mr. Fray here drew up his features to the mild degree of melancholy required when the persons involved in the given misfortune do not belong to your own family.
Cainy Ball turned the handle of Gabriel’s grindstone, his head performing a melancholy see-saw up and down with each turn of the wheel.
"And she don’t even let ye have the skins of the dead lambs, I hear?" resumed Joseph Poorgrass, his eyes lingering on the operations of Oak with the necessary melancholy.
In juxtaposition with Troy, Oak had a melancholy tendency to look like a candle beside gas, and ill at ease, he went out again, thinking he would go home; for, under the circumstances, he had no heart for the scene in the barn.
The autumn wore away gloomily enough amid these melancholy conjectures, and Christmas-day came, completing a year of her legal widowhood, and two years and a quarter of her life alone.
Joseph drank for a moderately long time, then for a longer time, saying, as he lowered the jug, " ’tis pretty drinking—very pretty drinking, and is more than cheerful on my melancholy errand, so to speak it."
If I thought after I’d left that music was still playing, and I not there, I should be quite melancholy-like."
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Since her dog died she’s been in a melancholy mood.
This weather makes me melancholy. I can’t wait for spring,