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  • In hallway and front parlor she was conscious of dinginess and lugubriousness and airlessness, but she insisted, "I’ll make it all jolly."
  • A lugubrious bay-window to the right of the porch.
  • Carol kissed her cheek, and frisked into the lugubrious sitting-room.
  • It was only from duty that Carol dragged him and herself out of the warm hotel, into a stinking trolley, up the brownstone steps of the converted residence which lugubriously housed the dramatic school.
  • She alternately detested herself for not appreciating the kindly women, and detested them for their advice: lugubrious hints as to how much she would suffer in labor, details of baby-hygiene based on long experience and total misunderstanding, superstitious cautions about the things she must eat and read and look at in prenatal care for the baby’s soul, and always a pest of simpering baby-talk.

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  • It’s hard to say "No" to that lugubrious hound-dog face.
  • Presently a dog set up a long, lugubrious howl just outside...
    Twain, Mark  --  Tom Sawyer

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