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  • On more than one occasion he has come home from the university to find her morose, in bed, rereading her parents' letters.   (source)
  • "If I don't seem as depressed or morose as I should be, sorry to disappoint you," I said, and after people laughed, I added...   (source)
  • Prchal looks morose.   (source)
    morose = unhappy (or depressed)
  • He looked morose as he stood there.   (source)
    morose = unhappy
  • "I'm glad it's over," Mom said, watching Jim stomp morosely up and down the steps.   (source)
    morosely = unhappily
  • But I see I am becoming unduly introspective, and in a rather morose sort of way at that.   (source)
    morose = unhappy (and often withdrawn)
  • All of her copycat friends were following suit, casting off their J. Crew tweeds for ripped jeans and black clothes, trying to look morose and morbid in their BMWs and Mercedes.   (source)
    morose = unhappy
  • There is nothing more appalling than a constantly morose child.   (source)
  • He was an irritable, grumbling, heavyset man with a morose face and sad eyes, which seemed to peer ahead into a bleak and miserable future;   (source)
  • Mario noticed that this conversation made Enrique morose.   (source)
    morose = unhappy (and often withdrawn)
  • He reflected, looking a trifle morose.   (source)
    morose = unhappy
  • "What a mess," Grover said.
    Grover surveyed the dining room. Morose, he examined his hands.   (source)
  • More morose than mad, perhaps.   (source)
    morose = unhappy with a withdrawn personality
  • Janaki said, morosely, she wished it could happen to her; a child each year was no fun.   (source)
    morosely = sullenly (in an unhappy manner)
  • Only old Benjamin was much the same as ever, except for being a little grayer about the muzzle, and, since Boxer's death, more morose and taciturn than ever.   (source)
    morose = very unhappy
  • On these occasions ... he abruptly cut off outside contacts and retired morosely into his shell.   (source)
    morosely = unhappily -- often with a withdrawn personality
  • He was a gloomy, morose fellow, and he showed Curly plainly that all he desired was to be left alone   (source)
    morose = unhappy
  • Quentin, the Southerner, the morose and delicate offspring of...   (source)
  • He was a young man, lean, fair, and morose, with lanky hair and a shuffling gait.   (source)
  • The third captive sat with a morose countenance.   (source)
    morose = very unhappy
  • Ferguson appeared to be a morose and silent man   (source)
    morose = unhappy, often withdrawn personality
  • He knew that in her heart his aunt was on her knees to him, and he was morosely gratified by the consciousness of it.   (source)
    morosely = unhappily
  • He looked morosely at her.   (source)
  • Each looked morose.†   (source)
  • There was something morose about the man, Edgar thought.†   (source)
  • "Copy," Beck said morosely.†   (source)
  • I wanted to ask Miss Peregrine more about my grandfather—a subject I avoided with Emma, who turned morose at any mention of his name—but the headmistress had gone to conduct a lesson in the study for the younger kids.†   (source)
  • And yet despite this, Sticky, your parents became perfectly morose.†   (source)
  • "WE MISSED DOING A GOOD DEED," Owen said morosely.†   (source)
  • "I suppose you'll enjoy the feast—without me there, that is," she said morosely.†   (source)
  • And the first to die, a morose voice in my head whispers.†   (source)
  • "Radar is going to prom," he said morosely.†   (source)
  • Morosely Kit followed the family into the house.†   (source)
  • Capable-looking and morose, his knobbly white hand flat on the table, there was something in the set of his shoulder that suggested a good-natured draft horse, or maybe a workman in the pub at the end of a long day.†   (source)
  • "You begin to see the trouble I'm having," my father said morosely "And there's still the question as to if they all share the same signs, or have a couple each."†   (source)
  • He hopped back inside and stared morosely up at me as if apologizing for what he knew was coming.†   (source)
  • Well, don't act so morose.†   (source)
  • "Okay," I said, glancing at Hamilton, who looked even more morose as he leaned over me.†   (source)
  • She was considered timid and morose.†   (source)
  • I follow her eyes across the room to where Caleb sits, chewing on a bite of cereal—morosely, like a pouting child.†   (source)
  • "Fine," I said morosely.†   (source)
  • Luke had finished his coffee and stared morosely at the mug before setting it back down.†   (source)
  • The older man had looked morose on boarding and his mood now was no better, and no worse.†   (source)
  • The women began to grow jumpy and morose, and the more superstitious began to look upon the rains as some sort of sign, but they feared asking how or why and put open Bibles near their bed at night to keep the answers from creeping upon them in the dark.†   (source)
  • "Well, I hope the dern Comanches don't decide they want Fort Smith," he said morosely.†   (source)
  • "There's always a clock somewhere that's stopping," Marvin said morosely, "As if to remind everyone in visual range."†   (source)
  • The truth was, the aching emptiness of the apartment made him morose and he avoided being here as much as he could.†   (source)
  • She was a sweet girl, beautiful, but morose and lonely, generally ignored by her father and grandparents.†   (source)
  • When he turned to his teammates, he encountered a reef of curious, reflective faces all gazing at him woodenly with morose and inscrutable animosity.†   (source)
  • "You cheer me," said Edd, sounding utterly morose.†   (source)
  • "This bodes ill," he said, morose.†   (source)
  • "No, 's'OK," I say, morosely picking up the TV guide.†   (source)
  • "They're planning to reduce the world's population by half," he explained morosely.†   (source)
  • She sat at the kitchen table and stared morosely into space.†   (source)
  • They eyed her morosely.†   (source)
  • Well, at least with this one, I don't have to worry about your getting pregnant," she said, staring morosely at her daughter.†   (source)
  • At one of the places sat a large, morose-looking man with closely cropped gray hair and small rimless spectacles.†   (source)
  • As I gazed around me at the morose world of rolling muskeg and frost-shattered stone that stretched uninterruptedly to a horizon so distant it might as well have been the horizon of the sea, I felt lonelier than I had ever felt in all my life.†   (source)
  • KELLER stands, caught, and watches morosely.†   (source)
  • He paused and his eyes morosely probed me for some interpretation of this evil masque.†   (source)
  • There was no doubt, thought van Ryberg morosely, that Wainwright was telling the truth.†   (source)
  • Boyle stood gazing morosely into the overgrown garden, holding the flower box under his arm.†   (source)
  • He looked morose and bitter as if he had been insulted while someone held him.†   (source)
  • Among them were Tiverzin, morose and greatly changed since his Moscow days, and his friend, old Antipov, who always agreed with every word he said.†   (source)
  • But Sam Houston was not one to sit morosely brooding until the whispers of impending defeat were replaced by the avalanche that would crush him.†   (source)
  • Dick became morose and irritable, with the strain, Mary curiously silent.†   (source)
  • And Al, morosely, Where ya think they get them big cars and stuff?   (source)
  • Though his eyes took note of many elements of the crowd through which he passed they did so morosely. He found trivial all that was meant to charm him and did not answer the glances which invited him to be bold. He knew that he would have to speak a great deal, to invent and to amuse and his brain and throat were too dry for such a task.   (source)
    morosely = unhappily -- often with a withdrawn personality
  • The clay of White Fang had been moulded until he became what he was, morose and lonely, unloving and ferocious, the enemy of all his kind.   (source)
    morose = unhappy
  • What reason have you to be morose?   (source)
  • 'Damn,' she said morosely, and kicked a tire.†   (source)
  • By that time Jimmy had been morose, and barely ambulatory.†   (source)
  • 'I hate you,' Paul said morosely, and looked out the window.†   (source)
  • Threpe was apologetic and morose, while I seethed with irritation.†   (source)
  • He shook his head, still gazing morosely at the heavy clouds.†   (source)
  • The movement inside tapered from hurried to morose, then stopped altogether.†   (source)
  • Hester was so morose, I didn't want to spend the night in Durham with her.†   (source)
  • "Yes, of course," said Fudge, rubbing his eyes wearily and looking morosely at the Prime Minister.†   (source)
  • He stood absolutely still as the others swerved morosely around him, leaving him completely alone.†   (source)
  • "I GUESS I'LL NEVER GET TO GO TO SAWYER DEPOT," he said morosely.†   (source)
  • "Hester must have flicked his brains out," Simon said morosely; Noah hit him.†   (source)
  • Since he'd been turned into a corn plant in Venice, he'd only gotten more reclusive and morose.†   (source)
  • His head swung slowly around toward the chaplain with a look of morose impatience.†   (source)
  • She knew I was deeply morose, and she tried to comfort me as best she could.†   (source)
  • TINA (morosely): Oh, darling, darling, darling.†   (source)
  • "Must suck," Simon said finally, as Alec stared morosely ahead.†   (source)
  • "Well, it would have stopped me," Jacob said, morose now.†   (source)
  • As I'm walking back to the office, I feel pretty morose.†   (source)
  • The machinists morosely gathered around the blockhouse.†   (source)
  • SHIVA WAS UNAFFECTED BY COLD, fog, mist, or wetness, while I became morose and pessimistic.†   (source)
  • Colonel Cathcart, still stamping back and forth, demanded morosely without looking at Yossarian.†   (source)
  • Morosely, he blew a stream of cigar smoke over the top of "You Needn't Be So Mean, Baby.†   (source)
  • By turns he could be affectionate or morose, reserved or ebullient.†   (source)
  • Morris looked on morosely as I held her for a moment and uttered futile soothing sounds.†   (source)
  • "Bad luck, two nuns," she said morosely, then, after a pause, added, "I hate them!†   (source)
  • He sat with his arms crossed, staring morosely out the window as if wondering whether we would ever land in the real world again.†   (source)
  • It was run by a morose fat man named Hubert Kelly who dyed his hair black and complained constantly that his electronic pacemaker was on the verge of electrocuting him.†   (source)
  • She gave a morose shake of the head.†   (source)
  • The voice was familiar but I didn't recognize the man: thirtyish, bigger than me, with morose gray eyes and colorless blond hair to his shoulders.†   (source)
  • HALLORANN ARRIVES Larry Durkin was a tall and skinny man with a morose face overtopped with a luxuriant mane of red hair.†   (source)
  • She stayed away from the beach intentionally, it seemed to him in his fretfulness, and gradually he became dark and morose.†   (source)
  • "Welcome back," he said morosely.†   (source)
  • Sonia is morose, running a slight fever from her typhoid shot, still expecting, when she enters the living room in the morning, to see a tree trimmed with lights.†   (source)
  • He reached one out of the pocket without removing the pack, tweezing it out, and bit down morosely on the patented Micronite filter.†   (source)
  • It made sense to her now that Hatsue had been so silent and morose—more silent and morose than her other daughters—since the day they left San Piedro.†   (source)
  • "He — he just failed," whispered Hermione, as Ron came slouching into the room looking most morose.†   (source)
  • His face grew morose...and pleading.†   (source)
  • He shook his head, turned up the radio, and leaned morosely against the blackboard with his arms seized against his narrow chest.†   (source)
  • As for our morose mailman, Mr. Morrison, it is incalculable how much he suffered to hear of Owen's success.†   (source)
  • "Hornet sting," Colin said morosely.†   (source)
  • Edd's tone was as morose as ever.†   (source)
  • Although—if I'm going to be an all-out, full-on doer," Hassan noted, faux morose, "I should probably register for three classes.†   (source)
  • He had lovely sex with his wife in an antique bed with carved oak posts, so what are you doing here, Charlie, balling this morose media clerk.†   (source)
  • He stared at me morosely.†   (source)
  • Chicago winters, young men in hooded sweatshirts, morose and idly violent, hunched in front of barred windows or sitting on a broken sofa in the snow, and Klara thought these pictures were utterly modern in one sense only, that the subjects seemed photographed, overtly posing or caught unaware, sometimes self-consciously aloof, a housing project massed behind them or here's a man with lidded eyes and a watch cap and one of those bloated polyester jackets and a gun with banana clip—you see how Acey belies the photographic surface by making the whole picture float ineffably on the arc of the cartridge clip.†   (source)
  • Reserved, excessively formal, and often morose, they were quick to anger, quick to imagine insults to their pride.†   (source)
  • Yossarian asked morosely.†   (source)
  • And so they drove half the night, at first morose and then angry and then fatalistic and then plain shaking scared, chests tight with the knowledge of how little it would take to make the thing happen—the first night on earth when the Unthinkable crept up over the horizon line and waited in an animal squat, and all the time they drove they heard the keening of that undisguisable Jewish voice repeating the line that had made them bust their guts laughing, astonishingly, only a few hours earlier.†   (source)
  • A terrible surgeon, a morose fellow.†   (source)
  • Marvin said morosely, "It's the Bobby Thomson home-run ball, which I traced it back starting with rumors in the business.†   (source)
  • KELLER watches them offstage, morosely.†   (source)
  • Although it never conquered him, his contemporaries observed his self-absorption, his sensitive and, on occasions, morose nature.†   (source)
  • On the wide, unmowed lawns there were tamaracks over a hundred years old, and at the end of the driveway a morose brick garage.†   (source)
  • Uncle Albert also got the message, or perhaps he had received more direct communications, for when the song was done Angeline and George trotted buoyantly off together, while Albert mooched morosely down to the den and settled himself in for an all-night siege of pups.†   (source)
  • During the preparations, while the site was bought and cleared, and a contractor engaged to fmd men and material, he spent his time with Kenny, and what they discussed I do not know, but sometimes he came home elated and sometimes he was morose and dejected; and it was clear enough that the many delays they encountered irked his spirit beyond the telling.†   (source)
  • PLAYER: Of moroseness?†   (source)
  • I had left him morose but completely sober at a few minutes before twelve.†   (source)
  • King Pellinore turned round morosely, but his opponent had been too quick for him.†   (source)
  • He cannot have been as severe and melancholy and morose as I make him out.†   (source)
  • He turned his back on her and leaned morosely against the rail.†   (source)
  • George still stared morosely at the fire.†   (source)
  • And at his back, his father's voice, morose, sardonic, "Yes, hush him!†   (source)
  • I said to him, and Cousin Anna with her burning morose face muttered something to him.†   (source)
  • Everybody, thought Scarlett, morosely, except me.†   (source)
  • "So ye believe," observed Gawaine morosely.†   (source)
  • And she was silent, staring morosely out of the window.†   (source)
  • Now he was silently, morosely drunk and, as the evenings progressed, soddenly drunk.†   (source)
  • "Wadjuh comm hea fuh?" he inquired morosely.†   (source)
  • David shed his coat, found a chair and listened morosely to the sounds in the bed-room.†   (source)
  • The quiet one was more quiet and morose than he had ever been before: he stalked through the house scowling ferociously.†   (source)
  • I became morose.†   (source)
  • People have been adoptive toward me, as if I were really an orphan, but she had never been like that, but only morose with her riches, and mad at her mystifying, dapper husband, and critical of the Einhorns.†   (source)
  • And every time she came home from Twelve Oaks, she lay down on her bed morosely and refused to get up for supper.†   (source)
  • Then, putting on her hat and coat, and taking the paper bag of "leavings" she was allowed to take home with her at night, she went out the kitchen door and made her sullen and morose departure.†   (source)
  • One was Brand, a short, black, morose bachelor; the other was Cooke, a tall, yellow, spectacled fellow who spent his spare time keeping track of world events through the Chicago Daily Tribune.†   (source)
  • His year of anarchy had filled a deep, interior need of his, the escape from reality, and as he found himself increasingly hemmed in, where he once felt himself free, he became at times listless and morose, even with me.†   (source)
  • Suppose I, at fifteen, was a nervous, gibbering, little monkey, always spitting or cracking a nut and shying the shells about, and mopping and mowing, and leaping into dark corners and then swinging in rapture across the cage, he was the pacing, dangerous, morose lion; a lion who was sulky and angry and injured; and suddenly ferocious, and then very humble, and then majestic; and then lying dusty and fly pestered in a corner of the cage.†   (source)
  • George stared morosely at the water.†   (source)
  • This change from great laughter to savagery made Happy ready to quit, his big, skillful, poachy eyes morose, warning, filling up, as I tried to iron things out.†   (source)
  • There are always fifty witnesses to prove a Southerner was somewhere he wasn't," said the captain morosely.†   (source)
  • Originally strong, her voice was crippled by weeping and asthma, and the whites of her eyes coppery from the same causes, a burning, morose face, piteous, and her spirit untamed by thoughts or the remote considerations that can reconcile people to awfuler luck than she had.†   (source)
  • I don't know," was the morose answer.†   (source)
  • I don' wanna," he answered morosely.†   (source)
  • His father tilted his chair back against the wall with a violent thump and stared morosely at the ceiling.†   (source)
  • Yet it was not this alone that made him gloomy and morose.†   (source)
  • He appeared to be gloomy and morose, and had clearly come with some end in view.†   (source)
  • The morose mood of the travelers persisted.†   (source)
  • He described it to me with morose thoughtfulness.†   (source)
  • The rest of the men were morose and silent.†   (source)
  • "Snake, thet's gospel you're spoutin'," remarked Shady Jones, morosely.†   (source)
  • He was inseparable from Jim like a morose shadow.†   (source)
  • He looked morose, but with a sort of pride of expression.†   (source)
  • But he was too morose and solitary for that.†   (source)
  • At times he was kind, but in general, with her more especially, he was stern and morose.†   (source)
  • "I know it," interrupted Richard; "but did he drive them from his cabin morosely?†   (source)
  • CROFTS [morosely] Youre afraid of Praed.†   (source)
  • Levin said in French to Stepan Arkadyevitch, scowling morosely.†   (source)
  • This morose journeyman had no liking for me.†   (source)
  • She shuddered and turned round; but applause broke forth and drowned the morose exclamation.†   (source)
  • He no longer smiled with his infantile smile, he had grown morose and no longer received visitors.†   (source)
  • This morose person lent them, and we wore them out.†   (source)
  • "An order to who?" asked the colonel morosely.†   (source)
  • He was morose and taciturn even with this old woman.†   (source)
  • The man on the floor, then turning his head round again, said morosely, "Well!†   (source)
  • When he saw Peter Ivanovich he scowled morosely and shamefacedly.†   (source)
  • Those about him had never seen the count so morose and irritable.†   (source)
  • The candle fully illuminated his gaunt and morose profile.†   (source)
  • His brown morose face with frowning brows was clearly visible by the glow of the charcoal.†   (source)
  • His face suddenly took on a morose expression.†   (source)
  • "Go away..." exclaimed Napoleon suddenly and morosely, and turned aside.†   (source)
  • From childhood she had been inclined to fits of temper and when not angry she was often morose and silent.†   (source)
  • Dorset, of late, had grown more than usually morose and incalculable, and Ned Silverton went about with an air that seemed to challenge the universe.†   (source)
  • He was lugubrious, silent, morose.†   (source)
  • The worthy man suffered acutely from the Verdurins' always finding him so dull; and as he was conscious of having been more than ordinarily morose this evening, he had made up his mind that he would succeed in being amusing, at least once, before the end of dinner.†   (source)
  • He was a pale, bald man; from beneath an oversize, drooping nose, a black moustache hung down morosely on both sides of his mouth.†   (source)
  • He watched the play with an abstracted mind, trying to give himself gaiety by drinking whiskey in each interval; he was unused to alcohol, and it affected him quickly, but his drunkenness was savage and morose.†   (source)
  • VIII One week's end Jude was as usual walking out to his aunt's at Marygreen from his lodging in Alfredston, a walk which now had large attractions for him quite other than his desire to see his aged and morose relative.†   (source)
  • As it was, he suffered a long term of imprisonment and afterwards returned to England a morose and disappointed man.†   (source)
  • Arabella whispered to herself morosely, as she rejoined her companions, with whom she preserved a preoccupied silence.†   (source)
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