To better see all uses of the word
sullen
in
The Return of the King
please enable javascript.

sullen
Used In
The Return of the King
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • The old man’s flat face and dark eyes showed nothing, but his voice was sullen with displeasure.
  • The stair was dark, but on the roof-top the glare of the Mountain could still be seen, though it was dying down now to a sullen red.
  • The vast vapours that arose in Mordor and went streaming westward passed low overhead, a great welter of cloud and smoke now lit again beneath with a sullen glow of red.
  • The sullen shrivelled leaves of a past year hung on them, grating and rattling in the sad airs, but their maggot-ridden buds were only just opening.
  • The wind blew, and the trumpets sang, and arrows whined; but the sun now climbing towards the South was veiled in the reeks of Mordor, and through a threatening haze it gleamed, remote, a sullen red, as if it were the ending of the day, or the end maybe of all the world of light.

  • There are no more uses of "sullen" in the book.


    Show samples from other sources
  • She changed from outgoing child to sullen teenager.
  • A sullen crowd watched the execution.

  • Go to more samples
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading