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The Two Towers
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sullen
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The Two Towers
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  • But the name of Aragorn had put Gollum into a sullen mood.
  • The fire faded to sullen embers.
  • Smokes and steams drifted in sullen clouds and lurked in the hollows.
  • Night was gathering over the shapeless lands before them; the sickly green of them was fading to a sullen brown.
  • It was already day, a windless and sullen morning, and the marsh-reeks lay in heavy banks.
  • The only green was the scum of livid weed on the dark greasy surfaces of the sullen waters.
  • On its further side the woods gathered again, blue and grey under the sullen evening, and marched on southwards.
  • There was a flare of livid lightnings: forks of blue flame springing up from the tower and from the encircling hills into the sullen clouds.
  • The great smokes had risen and grown thinner, and the last hours of a sombre day were passing; the red glare of Mordor had died away in sullen gloom.
  • Against the sullen redness of the eastern sky a cleft was outlined in the topmost ridge, narrow, deep-cloven between two black shoulders; and on either shoulder was a horn of stone.

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

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