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  • When night fell, they congregated in the darkness with flashlights, continuing their macabre vigil at the bomb line in brooding entreaty as though hoping to move the ribbon up by the collective weight of their sullen prayers.
  • ’It’s not my business to save lives,’ Doc Daneeka retorted sullenly.
  • Her mouth was sullen and sad, her lined lips compressed.
  • But Aarfy was no help to Nately now as the girl Nately had fallen so deeply in love with began swearing at him sullenly with rising, menacing resentment.
  • ’You don’t know how to delegate responsibility,’ Corporal Whitcomb informed him sullenly.
  • At unguarded moments his hard and sullen face slipped into a somber, preoccupied look of defeat and frustration.
  • ’I don’t know anything about writing,’ Colonel Scheisskopf retorted sullenly.
  • No one in the sullen, cowering crowd seemed to care enough about the stunned and beaten boy to interfere.
  • Colonel Cathcart grimaced sullenly.

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

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