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melancholy
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

10 uses
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Definition
a sad feeling or manner — sometimes thoughtfully sad
  • To his eyes all seemed beautiful, but to me a tinge of melancholy lay upon the country-side
    Chapter 6 — Baskerville Hall (41% in)
melancholy = sadness
  • Over the green squares of the fields and the low curve of a wood there rose in the distance a gray, melancholy hill, with a strange jagged summit, dim and vague in the distance, like some fantastic landscape in a dream.
    Chapter 6 — Baskerville Hall (28% in)
  • In its cold light I saw beyond the trees a broken fringe of rocks, and the long, low curve of the melancholy moor.
    Chapter 6 — Baskerville Hall (95% in)
  • From a dull murmur it swelled into a deep roar, and then sank back into a melancholy, throbbing murmur once again.
    Chapter 7 — The Stapletons of Merripit House (51% in)
  • An orchard surrounded it, but the trees, as is usual upon the moor, were stunted and nipped, and the effect of the whole place was mean and melancholy.
    Chapter 7 — The Stapletons of Merripit House (75% in)
  • The melancholy of the moor, the death of the unfortunate pony, the weird sound which had been associated with the grim legend of the Baskervilles, all these things tinged my thoughts with sadness.
    Chapter 7 — The Stapletons of Merripit House (85% in)
  • It was a most melancholy vigil, and ended by each of us falling asleep in our chairs.
    Chapter 9 — Second Report of Dr. Watson (46% in)
  • It is melancholy outside and in.
    Chapter 10 — Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson (5% in)
  • I found the black tor upon which I had seen the solitary watcher, and from its craggy summit I looked out myself across the melancholy downs.
    Chapter 10 — Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson (62% in)
  • I have only one other incident to record upon this tempestuous and melancholy day.
    Chapter 10 — Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson (80% in)

There are no more uses of "melancholy" in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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