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  • Or placid chateaux ringed with sullen huts?
  • She did not yet know the immense ability of the world to be casually cruel and proudly dull, but if she should ever learn those dismaying powers, her eyes would never become sullen or heavy or rheumily amorous.
  • She saw Erik Valborg coming, in an ancient highwater suit, tramping sullenly and alone, striking at the rails with a stick.
  • They heard the branches dripping, the wet leaves sullenly plumping on the soggy earth.

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

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