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melancholy
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

14 uses
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Definition
a sad feeling or manner — sometimes thoughtfully sad
  • all gladness left him and a deep melancholy settled down upon his spirit.
    Chapter 2 (6% in)
melancholy = sadness
  • The boy's soul was steeped in melancholy; his feelings were in happy accord with his surroundings.
    Chapter 8 (9% in)
  • And then there came, mingling with his half-formed dreams, a most melancholy caterwauling.
    Chapter 9 (12% in)
  • Yet notwithstanding all this, the boy grew more and more melancholy and pale and dejected.
    Chapter 12 (27% in)
  • Huck was melancholy, too.
    Chapter 16 (16% in)
  • In the afternoon Becky Thatcher found herself moping about the deserted schoolhouse yard, and feeling very melancholy.
    Chapter 17 (10% in)
  • Becky resumed her picture inspections with Alfred, but as the minutes dragged along and no Tom came to suffer, her triumph began to cloud and she lost interest; gravity and absent-mindedness followed, and then melancholy; two or three times she pricked up her ear at a footstep, but it was a false hope; no Tom came.
    Chapter 18 (89% in)
  • "Friendship" was one; "Memories of Other Days"; "Religion in History"; "Dream Land"; "The Advantages of Culture"; "Forms of Political Government Compared and Contrasted"; "Melancholy"; "Filial Love"; "Heart Longings," etc., etc. A prevalent feature in these compositions was a nursed and petted melancholy; another was a wasteful and opulent gush of "fine language"; another was a tendency to lug in by the ears particularly prized words and phrases until they were worn entirely out; and a...
    Chapter 21 (39% in)
  • ...in History"; "Dream Land"; "The Advantages of Culture"; "Forms of Political Government Compared and Contrasted"; "Melancholy"; "Filial Love"; "Heart Longings," etc., etc. A prevalent feature in these compositions was a nursed and petted melancholy; another was a wasteful and opulent gush of "fine language"; another was a tendency to lug in by the ears particularly prized words and phrases until they were worn entirely out; and a peculiarity that conspicuously marked and marred them...
    Chapter 21 (40% in)
  • Then arose a slim, melancholy girl, whose face had the "interesting" paleness that comes of pills and indigestion, and read a "poem."
    Chapter 21 (61% in)
  • When he got upon his feet at last and moved feebly down-town, a melancholy change had come over everything and every creature.
    Chapter 22 (59% in)
  • Huck was sitting on the gunwale of a flatboat, listlessly dangling his feet in the water and looking very melancholy.
    Chapter 27 (33% in)
  • Aunt Polly had drooped into a settled melancholy, and her gray hair had grown almost white.
    Chapter 32 (13% in)
  • Huck's face lost its tranquil content, and took a melancholy cast.
    Chapter 35 (41% in)

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