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used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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of terrible quality or depressing; or dark and dreary (as when bad weather blocks the sun or when it is drizzly)
  • It was so dismal there that I left!
    5 — The Woman Pays (53% in)
  • It is rather dismal.
    6 — The Convert (82% in)

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