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sullen
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Babbitt
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  • On the outskirts they passed a steel-mill which flared in scarlet and orange flame that licked at the cadaverous stacks, at the iron-sheathed walls and sullen converters.
  • He was as afraid of his still-faced clerks—of the eyes focused on him, Miss McGoun staring with head lifted from her typing, Miss Bannigan looking over her ledger, Mat Penniman craning around at his desk in the dark alcove, Stanley Graff sullenly expressionless—as a parvenu before the bleak propriety of his butler.
  • "Sure," he said, trying not to sound sullen.

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

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