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  • She talked only of the weather, the flowers, but there was a rising gaiety in her which stirred even the dour Cecil Twyford.
  • True, the Terry who went off to the artillery did not look upon him dourly, but Major Rippleton Holabird became erect and stiff when they passed in the corridor.

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  • She gave me a dour look.
  • the proverbially dour New England Puritan

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