A minute ago, the boy had looked the quiet child, mild, dejected creature that harsh treatment had made him.
He looked dejectedly round, and slunk away; and, as he reached the door, the titterings of the paupers broke into a shrill chuckle of irrepressible delight.
At other times, she laughed without merriment, and was noisy without a moment afterwards—she sat silent and dejected, brooding with her head upon her hands, while the very effort by which she roused herself, told, more forcibly than even these indications, that she was ill at ease, and that her thoughts were occupied with matters very different and distant from those in the course of discussion by her companions.
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She is dejected but trying to look cheerful.
She is feeling dejected, but I think her world will look better after a good night’s sleep.