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  • He sat in the Sims House office—singularly dismal it was, after midnight, and singularly smelly.
  • The most dismal of the staff-members was Dr. Nicholas Yeo, the Yankee sandy-mustached head of the Department of Biology.

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as in: a dismal expression Define
depressing or gloomy
as in: a dismal performance Define
of terrible quality
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