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dismal
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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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)
  • A dismal place it still remains, with rows of ugly huts filled with surly ignorant tenants.
    Chapter 7 (76% in)
  • Three temptations he met on those dark dunes that lay gray and dismal before the wonder-eyes of the child: the temptation of Hate, that stood out against the red dawn; the temptation of Despair, that darkened noonday; and the temptation of Doubt, that ever steals along with twilight.
    Chapter 12 (3% in)

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