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dismal
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The War of the Worlds
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dismal
Used in
The War of the Worlds
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  • The ribs of the few horses showed dismally.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I awoke to find that dismal howling still in my ears, "Ulla, ulla, ulla, ulla."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But so soon as this strangeness had been realised it passed, and my dominant motive became the hunger of my long and dismal fast.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The woods across the line were but the scarred and blackened ruins of woods; for the most part the trees had fallen, but a certain proportion still stood, dismal grey stems, with dark brown foliage instead of green.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • All the gaunt wrecks, the blackened skeletons of houses that stared so dismally at the sunlit grass of the hill, would presently be echoing with the hammers of the restorers and ringing with the tapping of their trowels.  (not reviewed by editor)

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