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sullen
used in The Brothers Karamazov

10 uses
  • His father, who had once been in a dependent position, and so was sensitive and ready to take offense, met him at first with distrust and sullenness.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (48% in)
  • In his childhood and youth he was by no means expansive, and talked little indeed, but not from shyness or a sullen unsociability; quite the contrary, from something different, from a sort of inner preoccupation entirely personal and unconcerned with other people, but so important to him that he seemed, as it were, to forget others on account of it.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (46% in)
  • He was rarely playful or merry, but any one could see at the first glance that this was not from any sullenness.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (50% in)
  • People who saw something pensive and sullen in his eyes were startled by his sudden laugh, which bore witness to mirthful and light-hearted thoughts at the very time when his eyes were so gloomy.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (58% in)
  • You might rest a bit now," Ivan snapped sullenly.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (**% in)
  • Ivan asked abruptly and sullenly, doing his utmost to restrain himself, and suddenly realizing, with disgust, that he was feeling intense curiosity and would not, on any account, have gone away without satisfying it.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (80% in)
  • He said this to me almost sullenly.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (60% in)
  • Mitya shrugged his shoulders sullenly, looking down.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (24% in)
  • Chapter V. The Third Ordeal Though Mitya spoke sullenly, it was evident that he was trying more than ever not to forget or miss a single detail of his story.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (41% in)
  • Alyosha saw sorrowfully that from being mild and serene, it had become sullen and spiteful.
    Book 11 — Ivan (5% in)

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