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Gone with the Wind
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  • As a result, Suellen’s sullen resentment had passed beyond the point of ladylike concealment and she glowered at Scarlett.
  • But to her pleadings, Scarlett turned a sullen face and a deaf ear.
  • Scarlett could hardly take any joy from that kiss, so sullen was her heart at Melly’s prompting it.
  • His wife was a snarly-haired woman, sickly and washed-out of appearance, the mother of a brood of sullen and rabbity-looking children— a brood which was increased regularly every year.
  • The small cloud on the horizon had blown up swiftly into a large, sullen storm cloud and it was as though a faint, chilling wind blew from it.
  • The siege went on through the hot days of July, thundering days following nights of sullen, ominous stillness, and the town began to adjust itself.
  • A sullen "Yas’m" drifted up to her and she drew a deep breath, feeling suddenly ashamed of herself.
  • As she stood, looking out of the window, there came to her ears a far-off sound, faint and sullen as the first distant thunder of an approaching storm.
  • Suellen, sullen and tearful, pretended to faint too, but came back to consciousness spitting like an angry cat when Scarlett poured a gourdful of water in her face.
  • The negroes, frightened and sullen, muttered of retaliatory house burnings.
  • As Scarlett rode home she thought sullenly: "She doesn’t want me to miss a minute of the reception, eh?

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

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