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sullen
used in Brave New World

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Definition
being unhappy and withdrawn
  • 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.
    p. 218.4
sullenly = in a withdrawn manner (non-communicative)
  • He pointed to the sullen young savage.
    p. 105.9
  • sullen = unhappy and withdrawn
  • Her feeling was evidently reciprocated; the very back of the man, as he walked along before them, was hostile, sullenly contemptuous.
    p. 108.1
  • sullenly = in an unhappy and withdrawn manner
  • 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.
    p. 212.9
sullen = unhappy
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