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As I Lay Dying
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  • sullenly willing to be disappointed all at the same time.
  • He comes tip without a word, with his pale rigid eyes in his high sullen face, and gets into the wagon.
  • Her face is calm and sullen, her eyes brooding and alert; within them I can see Peabody’s back like two round peas in two thimbles: perhaps in Peabody’s back two of those worms which work surreptitious and steady through you and out the other side and you waking suddenly from sleep or from waking, with on your face an expression sudden, intent, and concerned.
  • …head and she was carrying a package wrapped in newspaper: I thought that she had a quarter or a dollar at the most, and that after she stood around a while she would maybe buy a cheap comb or a bottle of nigger toilet water, so I never disturbed her for a minute or so except to notice that she was pretty in a kind of sullen, awkward way, and that she looked a sight better in her gingham dress and her own complexion than she would after she bought whatever she would finally decide on.

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

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