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sullen
used in The Grapes of Wrath

22 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
a sullen mood
Definition
being unhappy and withdrawn
  • Connie's eyes were sullen.
    Chapter 20 (29% in)
sullen = showing a gloomy or bad mood
There are no more uses of "sullen" flagged with this meaning in The Grapes of Wrath.

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  • Ma watched him sullenly while he chopped out part of the inner wall of the car, built a fire, and scooped water into a pan.
    Chapter 30 (75% in)
  • And the mouths panting, the eyes sullen, disliking sun and wind and earth, resenting food and weariness, hating time that rarely makes them beautiful and always makes them old.
    Chapter 15 (24% in)
  • The woman will sniff as though she smelled rotting meat and they will go out again and tell forever afterward that the people in the West are sullen.
    Chapter 15 (36% in)
  • And he looked sullenly down at the potato salad he was mixing.
    Chapter 15 (70% in)
  • His heavy, pouting underlip hung out sullenly.
    Chapter 16 (50% in)
  • "I work for the boss," he said sullenly.
    Chapter 16 (50% in)
  • The proprietor, a sullen lanky man, sat in a chair on the porch.
    Chapter 16 (77% in)
  • The ragged man shut his mouth and looked sullenly at the porch boards.
    Chapter 16 (86% in)
  • And the eyes looked away, leaving Al sullen and shaken.
    Chapter 18 (97% in)
  • The men squatted on their hams, sharp-faced men, lean from hunger and hard from resisting it, sullen eyes and hard jaws.
    Chapter 19 (95% in)
  • Rose of Sharon said sullenly, "Said it would a been a good thing if he stayed home an' studied up tractors.
    Chapter 20 (79% in)
  • The watchman looked sullen.
    Chapter 22 (7% in)
  • Rose of Sharon said sullenly, "I don' feel good.
    Chapter 22 (44% in)
  • Huston put a flashlight beam in each sullen face.
    Chapter 24 (87% in)
  • Al came slowly out of his sullenness.
    Chapter 26 (22% in)
  • " Tom's eyes drooped sullenly.
    Chapter 26 (38% in)
  • " "I ain't had no milk," Rose of Sharon said sullenly.
    Chapter 26 (87% in)
  • If they were shot at, they did not run, but splashed sullenly away; and if they were hit, they sank tiredly in the mud.
    Chapter 29 (83% in)
  • Ruthie and Winfield tried to play for a while, and then they too relapsed into sullen inactivity, and the rain drummed down on the roof.
    Chapter 30 (2% in)
  • He went on shoveling the mud sullenly.
    Chapter 30 (33% in)
  • Uncle John said sullenly, "Why do I got to do it?
    Chapter 30 (59% in)

There are no more uses of "sullen" in The Grapes of Wrath.

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