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morose
used in The Adventures of Augie March

4 uses
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Definition
unhappy — often with a withdrawn personality
  • People have been adoptive toward me, as if I were really an orphan, but she had never been like that, but only morose with her riches, and mad at her mystifying, dapper husband, and critical of the Einhorns.
    Chapter 6 (88% in)
  • Originally strong, her voice was crippled by weeping and asthma, and the whites of her eyes coppery from the same causes, a burning, morose face, piteous, and her spirit untamed by thoughts or the remote considerations that can reconcile people to awfuler luck than she had.
    Chapter 2 (21% in)
  • This change from great laughter to savagery made Happy ready to quit, his big, skillful, poachy eyes morose, warning, filling up, as I tried to iron things out.
    Chapter 11 (73% in)
  • I said to him, and Cousin Anna with her burning morose face muttered something to him.
    Chapter 12 (10% in)

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