toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

sullen
used in Of Human Bondage

15 uses
  • If Rose spent an hour playing the fool in another study, Philip would receive him when he returned to his own with a sullen frown.
    19-20 — Chapters 19-20 (3% in)
  • Mrs. Carey thought Philip very young for this, and her heart went out to the motherless child; but her attempts to gain his affection were awkward, and the boy, feeling shy, received her demonstrations with so much sullenness that she was mortified.
    7-8 — Chapters 7-8 (48% in)
  • This was not quite accurate, for he had been kept awake by his own thoughts; and Philip, listening sullenly, reflected that he had only made a noise once, and there was no reason why his uncle should not have slept before or after.
    7-8 — Chapters 7-8 (78% in)
  • When he asked Eldridge, his cleverest boy, what was the meaning of this the answer came sullenly: "Mr.
    15-16 — Chapters 15-16 (67% in)
  • Philip looked at him sullenly.
    21-22 — Chapters 21-22 (59% in)
  • It was placid and sullen.
    21-22 — Chapters 21-22 (66% in)
  • Suddenly she turned to Philip with an anxious look, which she tried to hide by a sullen frown.
    43-44 — Chapters 43-44 (11% in)
  • The porter, who had been sullen and disinclined to listen, became alarmed; he could not take the responsibility of breaking into the room; they must go for the commissaire de police.
    47-48 — Chapters 47-48 (97% in)
  • He looked at her sullenly.
    61-62 — Chapters 61-62 (97% in)
  • "I'm awfully sorry, I don't see how I can,' he replied sullenly.
    69-70 — Chapters 69-70 (89% in)
  • "I don't want to talk,' she said sullenly.
    89-90 — Chapters 89-90 (55% in)
  • ...with hands mangled by some machine, men were brought who had been knocked down by a cab, and children who had broken a limb while playing: now and then attempted suicides were carried in by the police: Philip saw a ghastly, wild-eyed man with a great gash from ear to ear, and he was in the ward for weeks afterwards in charge of a constable, silent, angry because he was alive, and sullen; he made no secret of the fact that he would try again to kill himself as soon as he was released.
    95-96 — Chapters 95-96 (10% in)
  • He spoke to her very gravely, telling her of her own danger and the danger to which she exposed others, and she listened sullenly.
    109-110 — Chapters 109-110 (27% in)
  • Philip caught sight of the husband's face as he looked at the tiny pair lying side by side, and there was a ferocious sullenness in it which startled him.
    113-114 — Chapters 113-114 (13% in)
  • The room was at the top of the house, at the back, and one saw nothing but sullen clouds.
    113-114 — Chapters 113-114 (28% in)

There are no more uses of "sullen" in Of Human Bondage.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®