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  • A sullen crowd watched the execution.
    sullen = unhappy
  • She paused and her face lost its sullenness and grew interested.   (source)
    sullenness = appearance of a bad mood
  • My father seldom set foot in Grandma-over-in-town's house, and when he did he was sullen and stared at the door.   (source)
    sullen = showing a gloomy or bad mood
  • When Kugler finally stood up, he walked sullenly to Max Vandenburg and lifted his arm into the air.   (source)
  • I watch Ruby trudge sullenly through the four-o'clock show, and I wonder: What will happen if I fail?   (source)
    sullenly = unhappily
  • Haymitch says I'm sullen and hostile,   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • It was Curly, the sullen construction foreman.   (source)
    sullen = unpleasant
  • He sat down, sullen.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • He chose instead to make a secret of his dark knowledge and express his rage obliquely, in silence and sullen withdrawal.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy
  • I had always pictured murderers as being mopey and sullen.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
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  • He crossed the street sullenly then, his hands jammed in his pockets.   (source)
    sullenly = in an unhappy and withdrawn manner
  • I leaned back next to him sullenly.   (source)
    sullenly = showing a gloomy or bad mood
  • He followed sullenly.   (source)
    sullenly = in an unhappy and withdrawn manner
  • Peter returned to being sullen, refusing to talk.   (source)
    sullen = showing a gloomy or bad mood (often by not interacting with others in a friendly way)
  • She scowled down at the ground in sullen fury.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy
  • They were sullen-looking, sleepy-eyed men who seemed unused to late hours.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • When the moon rose late in the night, people said it was refusing food, as a sullen husband refuses his wife's food when they have quarrelled.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy
  • He was the least sullen, the least prone to depression, the one who, with his lively, confident attitude, kept everyone's spirits up when there weren't enough crusts to go around, when it was cold and wet and they'd been chased out of too many sheltered doorways to count.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • One of the three sat with his head down in sullen disgust.   (source)
  • Dussel looked very sullen, didn't speak to me for two days and made sure he occupied the table from five to five-thirty — all very childish, of course.   (source)
  • She sullen, mean, mischievous and too stubborn to live in this world.   (source)
    sullen = showing a gloomy or bad mood
  • I am of a sullen disposition with a quarrelsome temper…   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • Angel was sullen and quiet;   (source)
    sullen = showing a gloomy or bad mood
  • "I'll get a job," he said, sullenly, "don't worry about it, I'll get job."   (source)
  • She had put her foot down and it had stayed down, in spite of Joe's sullen mutterings and Brett's wounded eyes.   (source)
    sullen = gloomy (demonstrating a bad mood)
  • (WALTER is silent and sullen) I—I just seen my family falling apart today . . .   (source)
    sullen = showing a gloomy mood
  • As she escorted him to the elevator, I couldn't help but remember the sullen, angry young man who had come into my office just one year earlier.   (source)
    sullen = showing a gloomy or bad mood
  • But I stood there sullen and silent with my eyes downcast,   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • "No," the king muttered sullenly.   (source)
    sullenly = in an unhappy manner
  • But the name of Aragorn had put Gollum into a sullen mood.   (source)
    sullen = gloomy or bad
  • Willie Streeter came back to the gym, sullen and overweight.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • [His] ...face grew a shade more sullen and...   (source)
    sullen = dark (gloomy / unhappy)
  • In his frame, GRANDFATHER-JACQUES looks sullen and moody in contrast to his air of gaiety at the beginning of the play.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • Blore said sullenly: "I only suggested the doctor had made a mistake."   (source)
    sullenly = in an unhappy and withdrawn manner
  • He had been prepared to lie, to bluster, to remain sullenly unresponsive; but, reassured by the good-humoured intelligence of the Controller's face, he decided to tell the truth, straightforwardly.   (source)
    sullenly = in a withdrawn manner (non-communicative)
  • His face looks sullen.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • Gertrude stood sullenly.   (source)
    sullenly = showing a gloomy or bad mood
  • sullenly willing to be disappointed all at the same time.   (source)
    sullenly = with a gloomy (or bad) mood
  • The retreat was orderly, wet and sullen. In the night, going slowly along the crowded roads we...   (source)
    sullen = unhappy (or possibly gloomy or sluggish)
  • His manner is sullen, his face set in gloom.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • The heavy brown eyes stared sullenly back at him.   (source)
    sullenly = in a gloomy manner; or showing a bad mood
  • Not a word more would he say, but sat in his implacable sullenness as indifferent to me as though I had not been in the room at all.   (source)
    sullenness = state of unhappiness and withdrawal
  • "Yes'm," said Mrs. Morgan sullenly.   (source)
    sullenly = showing a gloomy or bad mood
  • "I did not know these things," said Mowgli sullenly, and he frowned under his heavy black eyebrows.   (source)
    sullenly = in a gloomy manner
  • Pete came along slowly, with a sullen dropping of the under lip.   (source)
    sullen = showing a gloomy or bad mood
  • She was the living spirit of love to soften and attract; I might have become sullen in my study, rought through the ardour of my nature, but that she was there to subdue me to a semblance of her own gentleness.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • Connie's eyes were sullen.   (source)
    sullen = showing a gloomy or bad mood
  • Finally he headed back to camp and worked the rest of the day in a sullen mood.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • After three days of sullen looks and stubborn silence, everything was back to normal.   (source)
  • If only I was his size, I could get away with sullen and hostile and it would be just fine!   (source)
  • He looked down shamefully at the sullen sight of Liesel's socks.   (source)
    sullen = causing unhappiness
  • Grace Marks was … a pretty girl, and very smart about her work, but of a silent, sullen temper.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • "Don't need to bootleg," he said sullenly.   (source)
    sullenly = in an unhappy and withdrawn manner
  • Meg looked up at her mother, half in loving admiration, half in sullen resentment.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy
  • Curly scowled at the sullen lump in the backseat.   (source)
  • The six men remained sullen and silent and the Commissioner left them for a while.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • The chickens were fidgety, the cows were skittish, and the pigs were sullen and glum.   (source)
  • Whereas when you open your mouth, you come across more as sullen and hostile.   (source)
  • The moon must be preparing to rise, its sullenness over.   (source)
    sullenness = being unhappy and withdrawn
  • She was as crotchety and sullen as a three-legged mule, and I was not quite sure why.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy
  • Cole purposely isolated himself in his room, sitting sullenly.   (source)
    sullenly = in an unhappy and withdrawn manner
  • COLE STARED SULLENLY into the fire, then let his gaze wander.   (source)
  • It was better than her usual sullen silence.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • The looks the sparrows gave her were dull, sullen, hostile.   (source)
    sullen = unpleasant or gloomy
  • He led the girl away aft, while her father watched them go in sullen silence.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy
  • All it did was make him sullen with her.   (source)
  • The Lannisters moved through a sea of ragged men and hungry women, breasting a tide of sullen eyes.   (source)
  • Edmure's anger had always been a sulky, sullen thing.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • The killings stopped after Farlen's death, but even so his men continued sullen and anxious.   (source)
    sullen = showing a gloomy or bad mood
  • Joff gave him a sullen glance, shifted his feet, and helped Ser Garlan Tyrell to rise.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy
  • They followed sullenly, but they followed.   (source)
    sullenly = in an unhappy manner
  • If I still had Needle, she wouldn't dare hit me, she thought sullenly.   (source)
    sullenly = unhappily
  • Mack grew sullen.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy
  • Gone was the terror in my mind of stale whiskey and barnyard smells, of sleepy-eyed sullen men, of a husky voice calling in the night,   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • Sullenly he packed a travel kit with his toothbrush, dental floss, razor, shaving cream, and a jumbo bottle of aspirin.   (source)
    sullenly = in an unhappy manner
  • So when they want her to do problems the long way around at school she gets sullen and stubborn and sets up a fine mental block for herself.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy
  • Cole walked sullenly around the room.   (source)
    sullenly = in an unhappy and withdrawn manner
  • "Bran," he said sullenly.   (source)
    sullenly = in an unhappy manner
  • Arya chewed her lip sullenly.   (source)
    sullenly = in an unhappy and withdrawn manner
  • Tyrion tried to speak of other things, but he met a wall of sullen courtesy as icy and unyielding as the Wall he'd once walked in the north.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • The princeling was in a sullen mood, angry that he had been forced to remain on the Shy Maid instead of going ashore with Yandry and Ysilla.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy
  • Atop his courser, Little Walder gave Luwin a sullen glare, as if to say, You are only a maester, who are you to reproach a Frey of the Crossing?   (source)
  • They hid their hatred behind sullen looks and faces blank as slate, yet he could feel it all the same.   (source)
  • Smallwood took a sullen leave.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • Stannis, my lord, my sad sullen boy, son I never had, you must not do this, don't you know how I have cared for you, lived for you, loved you despite all?   (source)
    sullen = unhappy
  • Sullenly, she set to plucking a chicken while Yoren sat on the end of the bench sharpening the edge of his dirk with a whetstone.   (source)
    sullenly = in an unhappy and withdrawn manner
  • "I know," Arya muttered sullenly.   (source)
    sullenly = in an unhappy manner
  • "I can do it," he said sullenly.   (source)
  • Sullenly, Arya did as he said.   (source)
    sullenly = in an unhappy and withdrawn manner
  • Their limbs were already stiffening, so they seemed to resist sullenly as he fumbled at them with hall-frozen fingers, tugging up breeches and knotting laces, yanking fur-trimmed boots over hard unbending feet, buckling a studded leather belt around a waist no bigger than the span of his hands.   (source)
  • We sat and drank it, and the girl looked sullen.   (source)
    sullen = showing a gloomy or bad mood
  • Candy repeated sullenly, "Got it caught in a machine."   (source)
    sullenly = in an unhappy manner
  • He pointed to the sullen young savage.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • The insults bounced off their carapace of thick stupidity; they stared at him with a blank expression of dull and sullen resentment in their eyes.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy
  • He looked sullenly up at her.   (source)
    sullenly = in an unhappy and withdrawn manner
  • Her feeling was evidently reciprocated; the very back of the man, as he walked along before them, was hostile, sullenly contemptuous.   (source)
  • "My head is ringing like a bee tree," said a sullen little voice over their heads,   (source)
    sullen = showing a bad mood
  • When I entered his room he was sitting on a stool in the centre, with his elbows on his knees, and his face was the picture of sullen discontent.   (source)
    sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • I had previously seen something of the same constantly growing excitement in him when he had to make some request of which at the time he had thought much, such for instance, as when he wanted a cat, and I was prepared to see the collapse into the same sullen acquiescence on this occasion.   (source)
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  • She rode off under a sullen sky.
  • Beyond the edge of the fields the sullen haze hung over earth and sky alike.   (source)
    sullen = gloomy (dark and unpleasant looking)
  • A slight wind picked up and made the trees that grew in sullen clusters along the ridge sway menacingly.   (source)
    sullen = dark (gloomy)
  • They were dark things, black things: silhouettes of children on a gray field; black slow river; black tilting houses; black scratches of birds in a sullen sky.   (source)
  • Ahead, the night was a sullen red.   (source)
    sullen = dark or gloomy
  • ...and rivers that poured out of echoing gorges to plunge sullenly into black depths.   (source)
    sullenly = in a gloomy manner (darkly)
  • I see it as a night scene by El Greco: a hundred houses, at once conventional and grotesque, crouching under a sullen, overhanging sky and a lustreless moon.   (source)
    sullen = dark & cloudy
  • A tall gantry crane against the sullen sky.   (source)
    sullen = gloomy (without much sunshine)
  • The open sky beyond where in the distance the sullen sea lagged and shifted.   (source)
    sullen = darkened by clouds
  • They stood watching the pale gray flakes sift down out of the sullen murk.   (source)
    sullen = gloomy (with little sunlight)
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  • His rounded helm gleamed a sullen red, and a pale pink cloak streamed from his shoulders.   (source)
    sullen = dark or gloomy
  • She remembered Nan telling how the stone had melted and flowed like candlewax down the steps and in the windows, glowing a sullen searing red as it sought out Harren where he hid.   (source)
    sullen = dark and unpleasant
  • She looked up at a sullen sky.
    sullen = darkened by clouds
  • And, like bright metal on a sullen ground,
    My reformation, glittering o'er my fault,
    Shall show more goodly and attract more eyes
    Than that which hath no foil to set it off.   (source)
    sullen = dark (gloomy)
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  • The sullen humidity saps my energy.
  • Another poked at a sullen fire that was giving off more smoke than heat.   (source)
    sullen = unpleasant; or slow-burning
  • Go venture shipwreck on the sullen coasts
    Where blackamoors make captive Christian men;   (source)
    sullen = unpleasant or unhappy
  • The water-plug being left in solitude, its overflowings sullenly congealed, and turned to misanthropic ice.   (source)
    sullenly = unpleasant
  • The big iron brazier was glowing red, filling the room with a sullen suffocating heat.   (source)
  • The sullen wet heat of Volantis sapped his strength and left him feeling dirty.   (source)
  • The walls rang with the sound of hammers, and burly men in leather aprons stood sweating in the sullen heat as they bent over bellows and anvils.   (source)
  • Was it Mormont she was angry with, or this city with its sullen heat, its stinks and sweats and crumbling bricks?   (source)
  • Ahead loomed the Great Sept of Baelor, with its magnificent dome and seven shining towers, but between her and the marble steps lay a sullen sea of humanity, brown and ragged and unwashed.   (source)
  • Thomas, Archbishop, leave us, leave us, leave sullen Dover, and set sail for France, Thomas our Archbishop still our Archbishop even in France.   (source)
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  • Down in the west the setting sun had left a streak of fiery red, which glared upon the desolation for an instant, like a sullen eye, and frowning lower, lower, lower yet, was lost in the thick gloom of darkest night.   (source)
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  • Even in this sullen setting, Patti Love, dressed in the finest black silks, seemed preoccupied with her own appearance and importance.†   (source)
  • A joke, a sneer, a jostle, a sullen leer.†   (source)
  • ] To thrust out the lips, as in sullenness, contempt, or displeasure; hence, to look sullen; to swell out, as the lips; to be prominent. opal, n. [L. opalus, Gr. opallios, an opal; comp.†   (source)
  • When he regained consciousness, he was as strong as ever, but sullen; on occasion he failed to recognize his friends; and without the slightest provocation he could explode in anger toward his own sisters—as if he'd been put to bed one man and had risen from bed another.†   (source)
  • Before you know it, that cute little four-year-old is a sullen teenager who won't even acknowledge your presence in the room.†   (source)
  • Newt and Winston finally let go of Minho; all three of them sullenly walked to their chairs and sat down.†   (source)
  • I kept my head down to avoid making eye contact with the stream of sullen university students filing past me.†   (source)
  • "He was hoping to find India," I pointed out sullenly.†   (source)
  • Scrawny, sullen, bearded, filthy.†   (source)
  • "I am a faithful servant," said Wormtail, the merest trace of sullenness in his voice.†   (source)
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  • They had friendly faces or unfriendly, helpful or sullen, open or secretive, brutish or sensitive.†   (source)
  • CUT TO: EXTERIOR: MS of a sullen BOBO handcuffed and being led to police van.†   (source)
  • His savoring, tight-lipped smile and her unsmiling, sullen face.†   (source)
  • Reynie looked at Constance, whose face was even more sullen than usual, and fearful as well.†   (source)
  • For years the strangers among us had passed sullenly in the hallways; now we looked, we nodded, we smiled.†   (source)
  • His mood had turned sullen.†   (source)
  • I looked around at the campers' faces, some sullen and suspicious, some grinning stupidly, some eyeing me as if they were waiting for a chance to pick my pockets.†   (source)
  • The sullen daze when he has to carry my coat with Elizabeth's, fetch me a drink too.†   (source)
  • "Paris is a theme park," he once announced, after a vacation, "although it's too expensive, and the park employees are unpleasant and sullen."†   (source)
  • Hour after hour, they trudged by, their heads down, their expressions sullen.†   (source)
  • Secretly, I was amazed, too, and maybe a bit jealous, so handsome was Pete, the image of James Dean, but smiling and ebullient, never rebellious or sullen.†   (source)
  • He stared at her sullenly.†   (source)
  • We were seventeen; we had a sullen summer.†   (source)
  • She was sullen, cut out for nobler ventures.†   (source)
  • She becomes unreachable, sullen.†   (source)
  • Or perhaps sullen or resigned.†   (source)
  • …was devised; then came the problems of success itself, unbelievable sales, I new production quotas, and disputes about overtime rates, and the search for a site for a second factory about which the four unions involved had been generally sullen and had needed to be charmed and coaxed like children; and now, when all had been brought to fruition, there loomed the greater challenge yet of Army Amo, the khaki bar with the Pass the Amo! slogan; the concept rested on an assumption that…†   (source)
  • And sure enough, I turned around and a sullen woman was now squatting in front of the bucket of fish.†   (source)
  • A quick glance around the room tells me the court has turned sullen.†   (source)
  • "Maybe," Rameck replied sullenly.†   (source)
  • "What," she says sullenly.†   (source)
  • He shrugged sullenly.†   (source)
  • He imagines her in a bed in the corner, sullen, emaciated, a cloud of smoke over her head.†   (source)
  • Pedro, as the man of the house, sullenly gave his approval.†   (source)
  • "No," he answered, sullen.†   (source)
  • St. Clair turns sullen, and it dawns on me that I have no idea why he's even here.†   (source)
  • "I fell," she said sullenly.†   (source)
  • And so the system broke down, the Empire collapsed, and a long sullen silence settled over a billion hungry worlds, disturbed only by the pen scratchings of scholars as they labored into the night over smug little treatises on the value of a planned political economy.†   (source)
  • Bernard was sullen.†   (source)
  • "You should have told me you had two bags," he said, sullenly, in the silence (welcome to me) that followed her helpful remark.†   (source)
  • He recites and makes us remember, They went forth to battle, but they always fell, Their eyes were fixed above the sullen shields.†   (source)
  • "Everyone knows I have a scar here," I say sullenly.†   (source)
  • Looking sullen, he sat beside me in the snow, awaiting the arrival of Lopsang, and the ropes were left unfixed.†   (source)
  • "We have customers," Jed says sullenly.†   (source)
  • The guards at the Merchants' Gate were unusually sullen.†   (source)
  • 'Yes, sir,' came the reply, sullen for once.†   (source)
  • Resentment, a gray, sullen wave of it, pushed up his throat.†   (source)
  • The dentist was tall, sullen, and dirty, with speckles of blood on his lab coat and a pubic mstache.†   (source)
  • Eragon glared at him sullenly.†   (source)
  • Sam is standing sullenly by himself in the corner.†   (source)
  • Its brilliance reminded me of a torchship I once had watched while it created its own plasma nova against the dark limb of a sullen gas giant… The city was a five-tiered honeycomb of white buildings, all illuminated by warmly glowing lanterns from within and by countless torches from without.†   (source)
  • There's nothing wrong with me," I assured him sullenly.†   (source)
  • I looked again at these sullen Afghan farmers.†   (source)
  • Pearl's sullen, accusing presence had become especially unappealing.†   (source)
  • He treats us to "a singularly dreary tract of country," to "a few rank sedges" and "white trunks of decayed trees," to "the precipitous brink of a black and lurid tarn," so that we're ready for the "bleak walls" of the house with its "vacant eye-like windows" and its "barely perceptible fissure" zigzagging its way down the wall right down to "the sullen waters of the tarn."†   (source)
  • She agreed to go--sullenly--but her attitude was "Go 'head.†   (source)
  • Day had broken, a sullen gray sky spitting snow.†   (source)
  • They stood apart, quietly sullen.†   (source)
  • Vaguely, he was aware of how quiet the day was, the sullen paddies, yet he could not bring himself to worry about matters of security.†   (source)
  • "Okay," I said sullenly.†   (source)
  • Heinrich was not sullen, I was not bored.†   (source)
  • The guard nodded sullenly.†   (source)
  • Finethankyou," Estha's voice was sullen.†   (source)
  • Alec looked sullen as usual.†   (source)
  • In fact the times when she became extremely cheerful for days on end - and for no observable reason - were almost as disturbing to me as her sudden, often prolonged sullen spells.†   (source)
  • Monique was worried, and Jordan, sullen and angry-looking, made her nervous and unable to sit still.†   (source)
  • They have gone over the top with the dramatic, barren redlands; the shabby little houses; the few sullen, hard, sad-looking actors walking around the dangerous, almost-empty streets.†   (source)
  • My mood was sullen and hurt.†   (source)
  • The young man returned to Cleveland more sullen, more broken and yet more grown-up, it seemed.†   (source)
  • The voices and the laughter and the music breathe life into the sullen walls.†   (source)
  • After giving enough one-word answers, Wells had gotten Octavia to stop asking about Clarke, but now she was walking along sullenly, and he felt guilty.†   (source)
  • In one sat a dark-haired youth of about sixteen years, round of face and with sullen eyes.†   (source)
  • At the breakfast table they gazed sullenly at me, the father who had betrayed them.†   (source)
  • The gray, sullen hue that had hung over everything was replaced by a light that seemed brilliant by comparison to what had gone before.†   (source)
  • When I refused to be the child they knew and accepted me to be, I was called impudent and my muteness sullenness.†   (source)
  • Vanger gave him a sullen look until he started laughing.†   (source)
  • Jules came across sullen, brooding, and completely disinterested in Vee's company or anyone else's.†   (source)
  • Dick's eyes and sullen expression and Perry's strange, prolonged sojourn in the lavatory disturbed him.†   (source)
  • 'Perfectly,' he said, sullen.†   (source)
  • He had the same big head and broad features as our sullen driver.†   (source)
  • "Nothing," he said, sullenly.†   (source)
  • In gusts they beetlescurry, creep, thread, filter, motion, make all moons sullen, and surely cloud all clear-run waters.†   (source)
  • My jaw wasn't doing nothing," I said sullenly.†   (source)
  • I stare sullenly at the ground.†   (source)
  • "You didn't get this sp-spot here where the bug h-h-hit " "That wasn't a bug," the guy said sullenly, scratching at it with his fingernail, "that was a bird."†   (source)
  • He became sullen, resentful, angry, and his memory seemed to be blown away.†   (source)
  • Her head down, she marched angrily to a corner of the field, the Fugees following behind sullenly.†   (source)
  • "Sit on the porch," Phoebe said, sullen now.†   (source)
  • At curtain, there is a sullen light of gloom in the living room, gray light not unlike that which began the first scene of Act One.†   (source)
  • How could anyone remember so much? her mother asked her sullen father.†   (source)
  • The poverty--the unwashed children pointing sullenly at his new shoes, the familias slouching in hovels--was familiar and stifling.†   (source)
  • Your child suddenly becomes sullen and withdrawn, and/or loses interest in activities they previously enjoyed.†   (source)
  • That was even before another dressing down in front of a patron, this time from Bethany, who felt compelled to point out-twice-that, to her trained ear, I'd mispronounced Albert Camus' name while directing a sullen summer school student to the French literature section.†   (source)
  • Then he turned sullenly to his stepdaughter, grumbling.†   (source)
  • Life was so much more complicated than she ever imagined as a sullen teenager in New York.†   (source)
  • After his successful journey into the realm of work and money, I had hoped that his sullen attitude would have improved; however, upon entering the conference room, I rapidly discovered this was not the case.†   (source)
  • He was usually silent and sullen and came alive only when there was driving to be done.†   (source)
  • "Seven years," I replied sullenly.†   (source)
  • No. I sloshed toward him sullen and embarrassed.†   (source)
  • " "I don't shoot yet," Bol said sullenly, keeping his options open.†   (source)
  • "Yes," Pippa says sullenly.†   (source)
  • "Whatever," said Dickie sullenly.†   (source)
  • He was a quiet kid, but it wasn't a brooding or sullen quiet.†   (source)
  • He is silent and sullen and strangely nervous, this guy who effortlessly conned me into believing him and in him.†   (source)
  • Now he looked, at times, downright sullen.†   (source)
  • Petulant—sulky, crabby, peevish, moody, sullen.†   (source)
  • Sam stood sullenly by the pony and returned no answer.†   (source)
  • "The Ring of Power," Magwich said sullenly.†   (source)
  • Jenks seemed sullen, almost depressed.†   (source)
  • Then the smile died on her lips, and they became at once sullen and sensual as her eyes narrowed and she breathed the word, 'Drink.'†   (source)
  • Trueba had forgotten all about Pancha Garcia and the fact that he had had a child with her, much less the sullen little grandson who despised him but watched him from afar to imitate his gestures and his speech.†   (source)
  • Colonel Cathcart grimaced sullenly.†   (source)
  • The windows were draped with the same material, hanging sullenly over the black plantation shutters.†   (source)
  • The teacher has personally invested in Cedric's future since the student appeared in his tenth grade chemistry class-back then, Cedric was a sullen ninth grader who had just been thrown out of biology for talking back to the teacher and needed somewhere to go.†   (source)
  • Mike nodded sullenly.†   (source)
  • Their faces were sullen.†   (source)
  • The other man pushed sullenly past Ghosh and left without a word.†   (source)
  • The lock was stiff and for a moment Tirian began to be afraid that he would not be able to turn it: but at last he did and the door swung open with a sullen creak.†   (source)
  • Thomas s sullen mood had smothered the group.†   (source)
  • A young priest sat behind the now-half-empty baskets of flowers, bored and sullen.†   (source)
  • Faces were peering sullenly from the windows above.†   (source)
  • "Show us your"—here the parrot muttered to itself, then went on, rather sullenly—"underthings."†   (source)
  • That's not illogical," said the well-dressed attorney, once again uncrossing and crossing his legs as the resentful capo sullenly returned to the couch.†   (source)
  • I looked around for Aphra but did not find her, and I wondered if she had been too cowed to come among these angry, sullen men.†   (source)
  • When the stall was ready, Eric, the older and more sullen of the two, backed the trailer up to it.†   (source)
  • Felicia is sullen and envious and barely speaks to her sister.†   (source)
  • Rather than a uniformed attendant with a name tag and a welcoming smile, a sullen young man, about nineteen, watched over the ungated entrance from a folding chair under a dirty café umbrella emblazoned with the Cinzano logo.†   (source)
  • My mother picked through the bone pile, sullen.†   (source)
  • Basil looked exactly like his father, but the clean, naturally curved lines of Butch's mouth seemed transformed into a mild sullenness when placed on Basil's face.†   (source)
  • Sullenness isn't going to help you.†   (source)
  • He ran past his teammates, who tried to congratulate him, making directly for Alex, sullen and scowling as Max approached.†   (source)
  • Why did you?" said Taggart sullenly.†   (source)
  • They stared at me with sullen, mean eyes, like I was a strange animal.†   (source)
  • How is it that Miri, who longed for a daughter after two sons, has wound up with an angry, sullen child like Eliza?†   (source)
  • He glowered at me in the darkness, an impotent sullenness to his anger.†   (source)
  • A fierce mouser is Darby, so we put up with his sullen moods.†   (source)
  • I liked him immensely, his sullenness, his corpselike color, except when he was lodged in a good mood, when he became overbearing and megalomaniacal.†   (source)
  • Sensing mischief, the construction worker looked away sullenly.†   (source)
  • I won't touch it," he said sullenly.†   (source)
  • They fell silent, sullen, suspicious.†   (source)
  • And he gazed lingeringly at a laughing young Abby hanging on to the arm of a sullen boy smoking a cigarette.†   (source)
  • A sullen-looking young man lurking in the corner by a marble pillar says, "I didn't know Craighad any friends."†   (source)
  • But hungover, dehydrated, and sullen, this is not the lighthearted crowd of the night before.†   (source)
  • Wulfgar, too, was wearing a sullen mask.†   (source)
  • His sullen face grew a shade more sullen and that was all I got from Baptiste.†   (source)
  • —Surprise, the old one, Yousef said sullenly.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile we had untied the chain, and while Ootek dragged the sullenly reluctant Kooa off toward home, I covered the rear with the rifle.†   (source)
  • The corners of his mouth looked sullen.†   (source)
  • I said, sullen, trapped.†   (source)
  • ] ALAN [sullenly.†   (source)
  • Well, what're you so sullen about?" he said.†   (source)
  • There was not a breath of wind, and even the perpetual muttering beyond the reef had sunk to a sullen undertone.†   (source)
  • A sullen Slavic pronouncement, infinitely boring.†   (source)
  • Finally, leaning back, she slumps down in her chair, in a sullen biding.†   (source)
  • Red became sullen and surly.†   (source)
  • My sullen submission to her heaviest blows intensified her fury.†   (source)
  • Then they'll turn sullen and the tension will build.†   (source)
  • His eyes were sullen.†   (source)
  • The boy's sullen expression vanished, to be replaced by one of uneasiness.†   (source)
  • I'm a man," he said with a sullen dignity, "even if I ain't a whole one.†   (source)
  • Ashe made tea and they drank it, Leamas sullen, like a man not used to comfort.†   (source)
  • Gordon had been all right in the days when he was given to gloomy thoughts and expressed them sullenly and clumsily.†   (source)
  • He felt a kind of sullen stirring among the others, and he felt that he was not believed, or that they did not think very well of his father for being killed so easily.†   (source)
  • Dusk was approaching, early because of the sullen lowering clouds; when I took up the sack, not full today, the stones rattled loosely inside.†   (source)
  • Had it been any other man than the man whom I wish to regard as the first character in the world, I would have said with sullen dignity.†   (source)
  • "I thought it was the day you were found on a doorstep," she said sullenly-even distrustfully.†   (source)
  • Church asked sullenly.†   (source)
  • "Yes," she said at last sullenly, with difficulty.†   (source)
  • * Friday dawned sullen and sodden as the rest of the week.†   (source)
  • "It'd be helpful if there was only one point on the map," Radar 'said sullenly.†   (source)
  • Sullen, irritable, he cultivated his hatred of Darlene.†   (source)
  • Later that week, McDermott came into the kitchen for the midday dinner with a long and sullen face.†   (source)
  • With many bitter sidelong looks and some sullen muttering, the class opened their books.†   (source)
  • 'I just hadn't got around to it yet,' Annie said sullenly.†   (source)
  • For weeks after his father's illness, Laila had watched him moping around, heavy-faced and sullen.†   (source)
  • Marillion kept throwing sullen looks back at Tyrion as they rode.†   (source)
  • A knot of sullen football boys trudged past us, giving us dirty looks.†   (source)
  • She's still alive," said Basta sullenly.†   (source)
  • A few lonely people in the corners nursed their drinks with sullen expressions.†   (source)
  • The liquid in the glass beaker on the kitchen stove was a muddy, sullen black.†   (source)
  • I watched sullenly as he loudly appreciated my gift and made a joyous mess of himself.†   (source)
  • He had become both sullen and as taut as a stretched wire.†   (source)
  • In the windless dusk, sullen heaps of smoke pump upward through the trees.†   (source)
  • "That one looks like sperm," Hester said sullenly.†   (source)
  • The nights are clear, but suffused with sloth and sullen expectation.†   (source)
  • In the evenings there's been thunder, a distant bumping and stumbling, like God on a sullen binge.†   (source)
  • The sullen-faced youth stirred in his chair, smoothed a wrinkle in the black leotards he wore.†   (source)
  • She indicated the sullen-faced boys on the nearby bunks.†   (source)
  • Don't tell me what to do," he repeated sullenly, and then went into the bedroom.†   (source)
  • I lie there looking up into the low gray sky at the flakes of snow sifting sullenly down upon us.†   (source)
  • Hemme kept his hand down this time, looking sullen.†   (source)
  • When Little Emma stood her ground, Big Emma turned sullen.†   (source)
  • His returns, whether by force or circumstance, were sullen.†   (source)
  • But the unquarreled evening hung like the first note of a dirge in sullenly expectant air.†   (source)
  • She preferred this cocky mood over the sullen one.†   (source)
  • In Mariam's lap, she sucked her thumb cheerlessly and watched Rasheed in a sullen, pensive way.†   (source)
  • There were other boys near him, tired-looking boys, sullen, the ones least valued.†   (source)
  • The Night's Watch has become an army of sullen boys and tired old men.†   (source)
  • Tattered and sullen standards were raised in the monsters' midst.†   (source)
  • "I want to be excused," he said sullenly.†   (source)
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  • He remembered the sullen orange glow of the coals in the iron dragon's mouth.   (source)
    sullen = slow-burning
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