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used in Babbitt

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to be overly unhappy and unsociable — often due to disappointment or a sense of not getting what was deserved
  • His angriest glower did not seem to stir the sulky car, and in disgrace it was hauled off to a garage.
    Chapter 24 (83% in)
  • He sulkily admitted now that there was no more escape, but he lay and detested the grind of the real-estate business, and disliked his family, and disliked himself for disliking them.
    Chapter 1 (22% in)
  • He was, just then, neither the sulky child of the sleeping-porch, the domestic tyrant of the breakfast table, the crafty money-changer of the Lyte-Purdy conference, nor the blaring Good Fellow, the Josher and Regular Guy, of the Athletic Club.
    Chapter 5 (44% in)
  • He was sulkily silent; he maintained his bad temper at a high level of outraged nobility all the four blocks home.
    Chapter 10 (37% in)
  • Paul sulkily returned to his newspaper and the conversation logically moved on to trains.
    Chapter 10 (85% in)
  • That evening he had sulkily come home and poked about in front of the house, chipping off the walk the ice-clots, like fossil footprints, made by the steps of passers-by during the recent snow.
    Chapter 29 (50% in)
  • He did not dare now to come home drunk, and though he rejoiced in his return to high morality and spoke with gravity to Pete and Fulton Bemis about their drinking, he prickled at Myra's unexpressed criticisms and sulkily meditated that a "fellow couldn't ever learn to handle himself if he was always bossed by a lot of women."
    Chapter 30 (24% in)

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