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saturnine
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The House of Mirth
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saturnine
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The House of Mirth
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  • The skin was puffed out under his sunken eyes, and its sallowness had paled to a leaden white against which his irregular eyebrows and long reddish moustache were relieved with a saturnine effect.

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  • She was backed in a doorway with her gin and lime, being addressed by a saturnine spritely old gentleman with a hard red face and a hard clear voice and a puff of gray hair over each ear.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He had a dark complexion and a small, wise, saturnine face with mournful pouches under both eyes.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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