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  • I declare, when I got back to Sotherton yesterday, it looked like a prison—quite a dismal old prison.
  • …she had withstood; but when Dr. Grant himself went out with an umbrella, there was nothing to be done but to be very much ashamed, and to get into the house as fast as possible; and to poor Miss Crawford, who had just been contemplating the dismal rain in a very desponding state of mind, sighing over the ruin of all her plan of exercise for that morning, and of every chance of seeing a single creature beyond themselves for the next twenty-four hours, the sound of a little bustle at the…

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as in: a dismal expression Define
depressing or gloomy
as in: a dismal performance Define
of terrible quality
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