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dismal
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
of terrible quality or depressing; or dark and dreary (as when bad weather blocks the sun or when it is drizzly)
  • Yes, Grandmother nodded, that was certainly true—nevertheless, the girl was dismal, superstitious company, and what Lydia needed on Christmas Eve was company.
    p. 238.6
  • Dismal casting," she told him.
    p. 254.4

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