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used in The Brothers Karamazov

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to be overly unhappy and unsociable — often due to disappointment or a sense of not getting what was deserved
  • But till that happens I am sulking and fulfill my destiny though it's against the grain—that is, to ruin thousands for the sake of saving one.
    Book 11 — Ivan (92% in)
  • He was a tall, fat, fair, sulky man, the most dangerous type in such cases.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (11% in)
  • He shrank into a corner and sulked there for a week.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (47% in)
  • Take the soul of an enlightened Russian atheist and mix it with the soul of the prophet Jonah, who sulked for three days and nights in the belly of the whale, and you get the character of that thinker who lay across the road.
    Book 11 — Ivan (87% in)

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