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dismal
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • A dull and dismal light was shed over the bedclothes and curtains surrounding the young girl.
  • Sometimes, but very rarely, my father summoned me and my mother to the terrace of the palace; these were hours of recreation for me, as I never saw anything in the dismal cavern but the gloomy countenances of the slaves and Selim’s fiery lance.

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  • "Are there any stories connected with this prison besides the one relating to the poisoning of Mirabeau?" asked the count; "are there any traditions respecting these dismal abodes,—in which it is difficult to believe men can ever have imprisoned their fellow-creatures?"

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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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