"I don't mean to sound morose," he said with a smile.
His face suddenly took on a morose expression.
When he came in to tea, silent, morose, and with tear-stained face, everybody pretended not to notice anything.
Those about him had never seen the count so morose and irritable.
The popular notion that Bentham was a morose visionary is far removed from fact.
He was a silent morose man, not popular among his contemporaries, but "always a faithfull Man to the Company."
Pierre, who had come downstairs, walked through the rooms and struck everyone by his preoccupied, absent-minded, and morose air.
Fully adult gorillas have never been seen alive in captivity - and perhaps never will be, as the creature is ferocious and morose to a degree.
He was without question a reactionary, morose and taciturn, and spent nearly all his time shut up in his palace.
Docile and easily tamed when young, old males of many of the species become exceedingly morose and savage in captivity.
In disposition the islanders are friendly and hospitable, brave and somewhat bloodthirsty; and, although naturally indolent and morose, they have proved industrious and keen traders.
A morose soldier marching on the left turned his eyes on Bagration as he shouted, with an expression that seemed to say: "We know that ourselves!"
The count ordered his carriage that he might drive to Sokolniki, and sat in his study with folded hands, morose, sallow, and taciturn.
Besides his height and stoutness, and the strange morose look of suffering in his face and whole figure, the Russians stared at Pierre because they could not make out to what class he could belong.
Morose, superstitious, and given to drinking and gambling, the Cambodians are at the same time clean, fairly intelligent, proud and courageous.