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dismal
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

2 uses
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Definition
of terrible quality or depressing; or dark and dreary (as when bad weather blocks the sun or when it is drizzly)
  • It is a long, dismal walk, the Yew Alley, between two high walls of clipped hedge, with a narrow band of grass upon either side.
    Chapter 8 — First Report of Dr. Watson (50% in)
  • It was an excursion of some miles across the moor to a place which is so dismal that it might have suggested the story.
    Chapter 8 — First Report of Dr. Watson (31% in)

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