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mean
used in Lonesome Dove

13 uses
  • She didn't know—didn't know what things meant, or didn't mean.
    Chapters 87-88 (94% in)
  • Mosby had a mother and two mean sisters and no money, and no intention of marrying Lorena anyway, though he kept claiming he would for a while.
    Chapters 3-4 (9% in)
  • At least the hotel room was nice and there were no mean sisters.
    Chapters 3-4 (20% in)
  • Once shown the proper way to throw a roped animal, they cheerfully flung themselves on whatever the ropers drug up to the branding fire, even if it was a two-year-old bull with lots of horn and a mean disposition.
    Chapters 17-18 (66% in)
  • He talked a lot of foolishness, but he had never been mean.
    Chapters 44-45 (90% in)
  • He's big and mean, but sooner or later he'll meet somebody bigger and meaner.
    Chapters 58-59 (51% in)
  • She looked at him like a mean cat that was about to pounce on a lizard.
    Chapters 64-65 (27% in)
  • "Roy will spit where he pleases," Dan said, with a mean grin.
    Chapters 64-65 (45% in)
  • Meanwhile the others crowded around, not being mean exactly, but being familiar, fingering his hat and his rope and his quirt, and generally making it difficult for him to think clearly.
    Chapters 66-67 (87% in)
  • Dan Suggs had a mean glint in his eye.
    Chapters 68-69 (4% in)
  • He rode up to a little brindled cow, meaning to take her yearling calf, and while he was easing the calf away from her the cow turned mean suddenly and hooked Mouse right back of the girth.
    Chapters 70-71 (2% in)
  • "I think you're mean," Sally said.
    Chapters 81-82 (6% in)
  • "I think you're mean," Sally repeated, not satisfied.
    Chapters 81-82 (7% in)

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