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melancholy
used in The Adventures of Augie March

18 uses
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Definition
a sad feeling or manner — sometimes thoughtfully sad
  • But he was all the same a little dubious and haunted, his black eyes in the long joke-austerity of his head often very melancholy.
    Chapter 4 (24% in)
  • There he was able to see the celebrities in their furs or stetsons and alpacunas, going free in the midst of their toted luggage, always more proud or more melancholy or more affable or more lined than they were represented.
    Chapter 3 (40% in)
  • He could be as melancholy as dirt.
    Chapter 4 (24% in)
  • The significance of this election-day fall was all the deeper since usually all her cuts and kitchen burns were treated with great seriousness and much business, with downright melancholy and the haunting of the ultimate threat.
    Chapter 4 (77% in)
  • " So it was a melancholy thing to drive him, although he didn't make a heavy grouse; his observations were casual and dry.
    Chapter 7 (4% in)
  • Then I had a few rough days and got stretched out in melancholy.
    Chapter 8 (87% in)
  • For, listen to her, and I was made for easy conditions, and to rise from a good bed to the comfort of a plentiful breakfast, to dip my roll in yolk and smoke a cigar with coffee, in sunshine and comfort, free from melancholy or stains.
    Chapter 9 (12% in)
  • " And then, a little melancholy, "I have some dough now, so I may as well harvest.
    Chapter 11 (4% in)
  • He was melancholy and brilliant.
    Chapter 12 (49% in)
  • " I explained to him my need for money, letting him assume that I was Mimi's lover, for otherwise it would have been difficult to make him understand; and though it was curious to meet Jimmy as the cop that caught me, and I felt light with relief and one foot on paradox and all the spirited melancholy that came of that, I had to get on with my money-raising and the other things there were to attend to.
    Chapter 12 (68% in)
  • Her comment to me was melancholy, about whether she had outwitted a fate or met it.
    Chapter 12 (94% in)
  • It wasn't the people that I complained of, but the clinking on a brick and that melancholy percussion of fifty hammers at a time.
    Chapter 13 (6% in)
  • He appeared melancholy and even savage.
    Chapter 13 (32% in)
  • Otherwise I schlepped around useless and melancholy, feeling like a slob.
    Chapter 17 (17% in)
  • How severe, melancholy, duty-charged, and baffled he looked!
    Chapter 17 (78% in)
  • He was a funny, melancholy guy, Sylvester He wanted to be taken serious and straight, but gave himself away in his dark-lined grins, and the un-thoughtful part of him fought its way out.
    Chapter 25 (6% in)
  • Oh, melancholy, yes, but not modern boredom.
    Chapter 25 (63% in)
  • The ride by way of Dunkerque and Ostend is a terribly melancholy one through ruins and along the grim Channel water.
    Chapter 26 (91% in)

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