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Word: morose

Definition: ill-humored; sullen; sullenly melancholy


Sentences Containing 'morose'

And Holmes' fears came to be realised, for from that day to this no word has ever been heard either of the beautiful woman, the sinister German, or the morose Englishman.
As it was, he suffered a long term of imprisonment and afterwards returned to England a morose and disappointed man.
But on its own terms, "Le Havre" is a continual pleasure, seamlessly blending morose and merry notes with a deftness that's up there with Kaurismaki's best comic work."
Ferguson appeared to be a morose and silent man, but I could see from the little that he said that he was at least a fellow-countryman.
He had been there often, during a whole year, and had always been the same moody and morose lounger there.
Master Micawber, whose disposition appeared to have been soured by early disappointment, and whose aspect had become morose, yielded to his better feelings, and blubbered.
Sometimes a morose gar will throw his tail aloft and disappear in the river, but beyond this everything is quiet the quiet of dissolution.
That minister was _galbet_, or admiral of the realm, very much in his master’s confidence, and a person well versed in affairs, but of a morose and sour complexion.
They were not only opinionative, peevish, covetous, morose, vain, talkative, but incapable of friendship, and dead to all natural affection, which never descended below their grandchildren.

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