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sullen
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The Aeneid
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  • The Trojan fix’d his view, And scarcely thro’ the gloom the sullen shadow knew.
  • Saturnia said: The sullen fiend her sounding wings display’d, Unwilling left the light, and sought the nether shade.
  • The charming Lausus, full of youthful fire, Rode in the rank, and next his sullen sire; To Turnus only second in the grace Of manly mien, and features of the face.
  • Stripp’d of his trappings, with a sullen pace He walks; and the big tears run rolling down his face.
  • Wildly they stare, distracted with amaze: The fields are lighten’d with a fiery blaze, That cast a sullen splendor on their friends, The marching troop which their dead prince attends.
  • Not far from these Phoenician Dido stood, Fresh from her wound, her bosom bath’d in blood; Whom when the Trojan hero hardly knew, Obscure in shades, and with a doubtful view, (Doubtful as he who sees, thro’ dusky night, Or thinks he sees, the moon’s uncertain light,) With tears he first approach’d the sullen shade; And, as his love inspir’d him, thus he said: "Unhappy queen! then is the common breath Of rumor true, in your reported death, And I, alas! the cause?
  • Just in the gate and in the jaws of hell, Revengeful Cares and sullen Sorrows dwell, And pale Diseases, and repining Age, Want, Fear, and Famine’s unresisted rage; Here Toils, and Death, and Death’s half-brother, Sleep, Forms terrible to view, their sentry keep; With anxious Pleasures of a guilty mind, Deep Frauds before, and open Force behind; The Furies’ iron beds; and Strife, that shakes Her hissing tresses and unfolds her snakes.

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

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