- "That one looks like sperm," Hester said sullenly.p. 586.9
- It was not just that she was the baby, it was her temperament—she was never angry or sullen, she was not given to tantrums or to self-pity.p. 17.4
- Lewis Merrill, forever in the company of the sour stamina that radiated from his wife, was also in the company of his troubled children; often rebellious, almost always unruly, uniformly sullen, the Merrill children acted out their displeasure at being dragged to an amateur theatrical.p. 240.7
- I noticed that Mr. Merrill's stutter abandoned him when he was being directly helpful to someone, although Owen responded ungenerously to the pastor's help—he appeared to be sullenly embracing his "vision," like the typically doubtless prophet he so often seemed to be, to me.p. 250.3
- These, in combination with his Christmas pageant experiences, contributed to the newly sullen and withdrawn persona that Owen presented to the world at Christ Church.p. 273.8
- We were seventeen; we had a sullen summer.p. 304.1
There are no more uses of "sullen" in A Prayer for Owen Meany.
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