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sullen
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Treasure Island
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  • He had lain like a Trojan behind his mattress in the gallery; he had followed every order silently, doggedly, and well; he was the oldest of our party by a score of years; and now, sullen, old, serviceable servant, it was he that was to die.

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  • She changed from outgoing child to sullen teenager.
  • A sullen crowd watched the execution.

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