He was gloomy and absent-minded.
His face was gloomy and his lips compressed.
The river was very wide and muddy, and the jungle was very gloomy and dense
Pierre's gloomy, unhappy look struck her.
The wanders were rather discouraged by this gloomy report, but Dorothy said with a sigh:
She brought into Princess Mary's strenuous, mournful, and gloomy world a quite different atmosphere, careless, lighthearted, and self-satisfied.
The feeling described in that fine but gloomy paper which closes the series of his Idlers seemed to grow stronger in him as his last hour drew near.
These are valuable gifts in their way, andEchegaray has, moreover, a powerful, gloomy imagination, which is momentarily impressive.
They drove up to the gloomy old house on the Vozdvizhenka and entered the vestibule.
For a whole week it has been "cold and dark and dreary" in Tuscumbia, and I must confess the continuous rain and dismalness of the weather fills me with gloomy thoughts and makes the writing of letters, or any pleasant employment, seem quite impossible.
The streets are unpaved and in many places so narrow that two horsemen can scarcely pass each other; as it is seldom that the houses have windows facing the thoroughfares, and the doors are small and mean, they present on both sides the gloomy appearance of dead walls.
In the darkness, it seemed as though a gloomy unseen river was flowing always in one direction, humming with whispers and talk and the sound of hoofs and wheels.
The streets in the older quarters are narrow, crooked and gloomy; but the newer parts of the city, especially those laid out since the removal of the fortifications about 1861, are handsome and spacious.
But he had at the same time a house in one of the narrow and gloomy courts on the north of Fleet Street.
met in October under the most gloomy auspices.
- gloomy, fanatical, remorseless in tone - on the 13th of November 1792.
The lunatic's solemn, gloomy face was thin and yellow, with its beard growing in uneven tufts.
Too much in awe of his father to make him a confidant, he wrestled in the gloomy solitude of his own mind.
Ranuccio was a reserved and gloomy bigot; he instituted savage persecutions against supposed witches and heretics, and lived in perpetual terror of plots.
In 1885 he produced a gloomy sketch of student life at Upsala, Erik Grane, which made a great sensation.
The streets of the Alstadt are mostly narrow and somewhat gloomy, those of the Neustadt more spacious and regular.
It blackens easily under the influence of smoke, and the town has consequently a somewhat gloomy appearance.
Maupertuis was unquestionably a man of considerable ability as a mathematician, but his restless, gloomy disposition involved him in constant quarrels, of which his controversies with Konig and Voltaire during the latter part of his life furnish examples.
Darmstadt consists of an old and a new town, the streets of the former being narrow and gloomy and presenting no attractive features.
The one bright side of this gloomy and sordid period was the rapprochement between the Scandinavian kingdoms during the revolutionary wars.
The dirty streets full of petty traders, the gloomy bazaar with its multitude of tiny shops, the market squares, the blind alleys, the little gates in the dead courtyard walls, all give the place the stamp of a Tatar or Turkish town.
"We French are merciful after victory, but we do not pardon traitors," he added, with a look of gloomy dignity and a fine energetic gesture.
Its somewhat gloomy aspect, enhanced by the tortuous narrow lanes flanked by gabled houses of the 15th century, has gained for it among countryfolk the sobriquet of the "Witches' nest" (Hexen-Nest).
It is worthy of note that prison architecture in the United States misses many of the gloomy features common to such constructions.
The hard, indigestible seed swallowed by the guacharo are found in quantities on the floor and the ledges of the caverns it frequents, where many of them for a time vegetate, the plants thus growing being etiolated from want of light, and, according to travellers, forming a singular feature of the gloomy scene which these places present.
And he fell back into that artificial realm of imaginary greatness, and again--as a horse walking a treadmill thinks it is doing something for itself--he submissively fulfilled the cruel, sad, gloomy, and inhuman role predestined for him.
Balashev, feeling it incumbent on him to reply, said that from the Russian side things did not appear in so gloomy a light.
But even here the hopefulness as regards a future life, in which the inequalities of the present would be rectified, compensated for the gloomy fatalism with which the present was 1 The earliest example given in the New English Dictionary is in S.
In the child the physical, intellectual and moral peculiarities which afterwards distinguished the man were plainly discernible: great muscular strength accompanied by much awkwardness and many infirmities; great quickness of parts, with a morbid propensity to sloth and procrastination; a kind and generous heart, with a gloomy and irritable temper.
The whole history of the country is in fact one gloomy record of internecine wars, barbaric deeds and unstable governments, of adventurers usurping thrones, only to be themselves unseated, and of raids, rapine and pillage.
Such a statesman was sure to clash with the doctrinaires, like Salmeron, who wanted to imitate French methods; with Pi y Margall, who wanted a federal republic after purely Spanish ideas of decentralization; and above all with the intransigent and gloomy fanatics who became the leaders of the cantonal insurrections at Cadiz, Seville, Valencia, Malaga and Cartagena in 1873.
Although the Bab g (4) g Y lonian religion presents a very gloomy view of the world of the dead, it is not without a few faint glimpses of a hope that a few mortals at least may gain deliverance from the dread doom.
Though often absorbed in his work and made both gloomy and irritable by his anxieties, he found relief in rides with his wife, and occasionally visiting their relations.
In the Aristophanic parody (Birds, 691) the winged Eros in conjunction with gloomy Chaos brings forth the race of birds.
To every type of coast there may be related a special type of occupation and even of character; the deep and gloomy fjord, backed by almost impassable mountains, bred bold mariners whose only outlet for enterprise was seawards towards other lands - the viks created the vikings.
The surrounding country is a sterile and gloomy wilderness exposed to the cold and blighting blasts of the Sierra.
2 It is a significant fact that, whilst in the worship of Siva and Vishnu, at which no animal sacrifices are offered, the officiating priests are almost invariably Brahmans, this is practically never the case at the popular performance of those "gloomy and weird rites for the propitiation of angry deities, or the driving away of evil spirits, when the pujaris (or ministrants) are drawn from all other castes, even from the Pariahs, the out-caste section of Indian society."
Tantalus's betrayal of the secrets of the gods refers to the sun unveiling the secrets of heaven; the slaying of Pelops denotes the going-down of the sun, Pelops meaning the "` gray one," an epithet of the gloomy sky in which the last rays of the sun are extinguished.
In the heights of Harden (2651 ft.) and Whitecoomb (2695), whence the Clyde, Tweed, Annan, and Moffat Water descend, the high moorlands have been scarped into gloomy corries, with crags and talus-slopes, which form a series of landscapes all the more striking from the abrupt and unexpected contrast which they offer to everything around them.
The young king was generous and was endowed with considerable intellectual gifts; but passing as he did from Annos gloomy palace at Cologne to Adalberts residence in Bremen, whore he was petted and flattered, he became wayward and wilful.
The face is oval, with low forehead, high cheek-bones, long eyes sloping outward towards the temples, fleshy lips, nose wide and in some cases flattish but in others aquiline, coarsely moulded features, with a stolid and gloomy expression.
These are P. megapodius, called El Turco by the natives, which is noticeable for its ungainly appearance and awkward gait; the P. albicollis, which inhabits barren hillsides and is called tapacollo from the manner of carrying its tail turned far forward over its back; the P. rubecula, of Chiloe, a small timid denizen of the gloomy forest, called the cheucau or chuca, whose two or three notes are believed by the superstitious natives to be auguries of impending success or disaster; and an allied species (Hylactes Tarnii, King) called the guid-guid or barking bird, whose cry is a close imitation of the yelp of a small dog.
There are two others of apparently the same origin on the north-west slopes of the Mojanda volcano, but they are less attractive because of their gloomy surroundings.
Pierre went into that gloomy study which he had entered with such trepidation in his benefactor's lifetime.
But for rendering the gloomy horror of the subjects in which he most delights - detail on detail being accumulated till the result is overwhelming - Zola has no superior.
He seemed carefully to cherish within himself the gloomy mood which alone enabled him to endure his position.
Soon the gloomy fortress of Triana, on the opposite bank of the Guadalquivir, was prepared as the palace of the Holy Office; and the terror-stricken Sevillianos read with dismay over the portals the motto of the Inquisition: "Exsurge, Domine, Judica causam tuam, Capite nobis vulpes."
In the gloomy rites of of the Diasia, the Olympian Zeus, as Zeus Meilichios god of wealth, has been imposed upon a chthonic snake-deity who is propitiated by holocausts of pigs and by a ritual of purgation (Harrison, Prol.
Seeing his gloomy face as he frowned at his wife, the officers grew still merrier, and some of them could not refrain from laughter, for which they hurriedly sought plausible pretexts.
He wished for nothing and hoped for nothing, and deep in his heart experienced a gloomy and stern satisfaction in an uncomplaining endurance of his position.
More fluent but not less gloomy are the sacred lyrics of Nyeki-Veres first published in 1636 under the Latin title of Tintinnabulum Tripudiantium.
Prince Andrew, pale and gloomy like everyone in the regiment, paced up and down from the border of one patch to another, at the edge of the meadow beside an oatfield, with head bowed and arms behind his back.
Difficulties on the route; dissensions between Emin and the authorities in German East Africa, and misunderstandings on the part of both; epidemics of disease in Emin's force, followed by a growing spirit of mutiny among his native followers; an illness of a painful nature which attacked him - all these gradually undermined Emin's courage, and his diaries at the close of 1891 reflect a gloomy and almost hopeless spirit.
The town lies at the foot of an extinct volcano, the Montagne St Loup, and is built of black volcanic basalt, which gives it a gloomy appearance.
In the older districts there is a countless variety of narrow gloomy streets, many of them steep. The houses are mostly five or six storeys high, are covered with stucco made of a kind of pozzolana which hardens by exposure, and have large balconies and flat roofs.
His last years were embittered by remorse, by gloomy forebodings, and by constant suspicion, for he had always been in the habit of employing a system of espionage, and only then experienced its evil effects.
His gloomy experiences of student life are reflected in a series of sketches named after two districts of Upsala, Fran Fjerdingen och Svartbacken (1877), which aroused great indignation at the time.
Morris, in The Defence of Guinevere, speaks of "gloomy Gawain"; perhaps the most absurdly misleading epithet which could possibly have been applied to the "gay, gratious, and gude" knight of early English tradition.
Images came crowding on his mind faster than he could put them into words, quagmires and pits, steep hills, dark and horrible glens, soft vales, sunny pastures, a gloomy castle, of which the courtyard was strewn with the skulls and bones of murdered prisoners, a town all bustle and splendour, like London on the Lord Mayor's Day, and the narrow path, straight as a rule could make it, running on up hill and down hill, through city and through wilderness, to the Black River and the Shining Gate.
The bustle and terror of the Rostovs' last days in Moscow stifled the gloomy thoughts that oppressed Sonya.
The word, which signifies darkness, is in Homer the gloomy subterranean region through which the departed shades pass into Hades.
Viewed from the river it makes a somewhat gloomy, though picturesque, impression, with its parish church (a basilica dating from the 12th century, with four towers), the round watch-tower on the Rhine, old walls in places 15 ft.
Peace brought some relief to France, but the last years of the king's life were gloomy in the extreme.
To maintain himself on the same height as his grandfather, and to make the name of Goethe illustrious in his descendants also, became Wolfgang's ambition; and his incapacity to realize this, very soon borne in upon him, paralyzed his efforts and plunged him at last into bitter revolt against his fate and gloomy isolation from a world that seemed to have no use for him but as a curiosity.
The blood- stained smith stood beside him with a gloomy face.
What were then called reports were rather appeals to the passions; in Saint-Just's hands they furnished the occasion for a display of fanatical daring, of gloomy eloquence, and of undoubted genius; and - with the shadow of Robespierre behind him - they served their turn.
sombre, gloomy, possibly from sub umbra, beneath the shade, is given as a parallel.
Its versatile cries and actions, as seen and heard by those who penetrate the solitude of the northern forests it inhabits, can never be forgotten by one who has had experience of them, any more than the pleasing sight of its rust-coloured tail, which an occasional gleam of sunshine will light up into a brilliancy quite unexpected by those who have only surveyed the bird's otherwise gloomy appearance in the glass-case of a museum.
The Frenchman listened in silence with the same gloomy expression, but suddenly turned to Pierre with a smile.
In his fifty-second year, in the gloomy autumn of 1683, Locke retired to Holland, then the asylum of eminent persons who were elsewhere denied liberty of thought.
Wolfgang or, as he was familiarly called, Wolf von Goethe, was by far the more gifted of the two brothers, and his gloomy destiny by so much the more tragic. A sensitive and highly imaginative boy, he was the favourite of his grandfather, who made him his constant companion.
His conversion is said to have taken place after an intense mental struggle; he was baptized by sprinkling, and without episcopal confirmation, when in hourly expectation of death; and on his recovery his Christianity retained all the gloomy character of its earliest stages.
His face was depressed and gloomy.
His views of the future were gloomy.
Persian dualism was brought into contact with Christian thought in the doctrine of Mani; and it is permissible to believe that the gloomy views of Augustine regarding man's condition are due in some measure to this influence.
Dust motes swam alongside her down the gloomy corridor.
Recently, the British cinema scene has been pretty gloomy.
gloomy prognostications but no more.
I also found the lighting too dark which made Act I look very gloomy.
felt really gloomy all day yesterday: I don't think Annie likes me anymore.
She is clearly in a class with Sandy Denny and Dolores Keane in her ability to convey emotion without sounding merely gloomy.
Kutuzov's expression grew more and more preoccupied and gloomy.
Perhaps one small sliver of hope amidst the gloomy start to 2005 may be the recovery of the term " human security ".
Using dark colors in a kitchen such as this will make it appear gloomy.
Whether her look is natural and sexy with a shimmery nude lipstick or flat out bombshell with a bright red lipstick, Rhianna manages to pull off a gorgeous pout by keeping her lips glossy and avoiding dark, gloomy and unflattering shades.
Because they are underground, basements are predisposed to being dark and gloomy.
Or, if you're tired of the gloomy look of your lamps, install some recessed lights.
If you want to see the slopes through rose-colored lenses, a gloomy day is a good time to try them.
The future is an unclear one for Son of Beast, and as of the end of the 2009 season the coaster remains standing but not operating, a gloomy reminder that taller, faster, and more innovative coasters aren't always successful.
They may also turn that unresolved anger inward, becoming depressed or adopting a dark, gloomy lifestyle.
In addition, the 31 standard pictures have been criticized for being too gloomy or depressing; therefore, they may limit the range of personality characteristics that the test can assess.
Initially, the Bitten line was not affected and was the one bright spot in the company's otherwise gloomy outlook.
This resentment will resonate even more deeply with the gloomy Scorpio, whereas Taurus' stubbornness may cause the issues at play to come up in conversation over and over again.
Introduced to fans in season nine, guitar-playing Jenna Middleton (played by Jessica Tyler) turns out to be a perpetually shiny light in the otherwise gloomy corridors of Degrassi.
He compliments the dark, moody atmosphere of the movie with dark and moody music, though not all the music is gloomy and depressing.
A dive into the gloomy depths of the lake on the Hogwarts grounds provides a glimpse at an array of mystical undersea life.
Its general aspect is gloomy; it possesses few streets of any pretensions, though those in the old part, which are mostly narrow, present, with their grey slate roofs and green shutters, a picturesque appearance.
The village fool gives a humorous hint to the otherwise gloomy story.
gloomy daily outlook you may suffer.
In the north-west, north and east the coasts are formed of basalt, and rise in steep, gloomy walls of rock to altitudes of 3000 ft.
But the 18th century is the most gloomy in Iceland's annals.
1856), a clergyman of northern Iceland, has, in a series of novels and short stories, given accurate, but somewhat dry, descriptions of the more gloomy sides of Icelandic country life.
Her gaze traveled from the gloomy fortress to the sickly sky to the creature before her, whose fangs seemed to have grown even longer.
The graveyard was know to stand solemn, silent, dignified yet cool and gloomy on top of a solitary hill.
In the cuttings we were sheltered from the wind, but they were very dank and gloomy.
The gloomy dungeons are also populated by the ghosts of the wretches whose spare parts have been used to manufacture the monster.
It powerfully suggests the coming Passion, being full of dark and gloomy foreboding.
In a long gloomy corridor the Vixen had become suddenly furtive, looking all around.
Despite the rather gloomy weather, the changes are obvious.
The somewhat gloomy Middle Ages were dismissive of ancient Greek ideology.
The message however is too gloomy for the author, preacher, actor or judge.
They were built on both sides of the street and made the streets gloomy because they blocked the light.
gloomy prognosis Yet there are still plenty of reasons to be cheerful.
gloomy dungeons are also populated by the ghosts of the wretches whose spare parts have been used to manufacture the monster.
gloomy predictions of Labor's left wing proved spurious.
Despite the dark wood paneling, the tall windows made the place seem less gloomy than the Special Branch office upstairs.
Robert Newman remains as gloomy as ever about the Barley Mow pub: ` Usually runs out of real ale before closing time.
Through the open window there came the roar of a mown meadow and it suddenly became very gloomy in the room.
It appeared to emanate from Mrs Grenfell but in the gloomy half-light, no-one was quite sure.
Or Ella Guru from Liverpool, whose blend of pedal-steel and good old gloomy indie, provided more perfect afternoon fare.
moody, almost gloomy silence, the two men returned to the stronghold.
dust motes swam alongside her down the gloomy corridor.
So, are commentators right to paint a gloomy outlook for mediation?
This is to help the parent identify their chicks in the gloomy light of the nest box.
The man thus gloomy about history was the german philosopher Hegel.
Even better than the first album; gloomy, funny, punky, zombie hip-hop pop.
Into the gloomy mouth of the cavern entrance he stepped without hesitation, and after him proudly pranced the officers and Queen Ann.
At first glance such factors make for a gloomy prognosis Yet there are still plenty of reasons to be cheerful.
scampered approximately, which are occupied in the daily implementations of their gloomy lives.
Starfall a world on the edge, where crooks and smugglers hide in the gloomy shadows and modern technology refuses to work.
Perhaps one small sliver of hope amidst the gloomy start to 2005 may be the recovery of the term " human security " .
Thank god many of the gloomy predictions of Labor's left wing proved spurious.
tottering back into health but my spirits are gloomy.
A vein of sadness runs through his poems, sometimes breakirg out into querulous exclamation, but more frequently ventirg itself in gloomy reflections and prognostications.
in circumference, are many gardens, meadows and promenades; and, though its characteristic lanes are gloomy and narrow, there are also broad new streets and fine quays and docks.
The tree grows straight, or nearly so, and has a gloomy and forbidding, but wonderfully stately aspect.
Perhaps his impressions were too gloomy; his whole enthusiasm had been for the Corsicans, who still maintained an unequal struggle against the French; he deeply resented his father's espousal of the French cause; and dislike of the conquerors of his native island made him morose and solitary.
1 seq.), the example of Manasseh did not stand alone, and Jeremiah and Ezekiel made frequent and indignant reference to the "high places" for the sacrifice of children by their parents which rose beneath the very walls of the temple from the gloomy ravine of Hinnom or Tophet.
The unhappy lot of those who were compelled to learn their Latin from the current abridgments was lamented by a Port-Royalist in a striking passage describing the gloomy forest of le pays de Despautere (Guyot, quoted in Sainte-Beuve's Port-Royal, iii.
Pliny's view of life is gloomy; he regards the human race as plunged in ruin and in misery (ii.
The last Rambler was written in a sad and gloomy hour.
and Artaxerxes II., so far from being gloomy despots, were good-natured potentates, but weak, capricious and readily accessible to personal influences.
During the gloomy autumn and winter of1880-1881Forster's energy and devotion in grappling with the situation in Ireland (see Ireland) were indefatigable, his labour was enormous, and the personal risks he ran were many; but he enjoyed the Irish character in spite of all obstacles, and inspired genuine admiration in all his coadjutors.
This grand and gloomy caÃƒ±on is over 40 m.
The small rodents scampered approximately, which are occupied in the daily implementations of their gloomy lives.
Ode to the Grave The graveyard stood solemn, silent, dignified yet cool and gloomy on top of a solitary hill.
Not long ago, there were gloomy reports predicting a gray sunless summer.
I am now tottering back into health but my spirits are gloomy.
Kevin would rather spend time with Bob, his optimistic friend, than his cynical and gloomy friend, Victor.
The weather forecast for the coming week is rather gloomy and pessimistic.
Inside the ramparts the town lies rather cramped, with narrow, crooked streets, badly drained and dirty; the houses are generally built of dark grey volcanic stone with flat roofs, the general aspect, owing to the absence of trees, being somewhat gloomy.
Never since the outbreak of the Revolution had the public temper been so gloomy and desponding.
This grand and gloomy caÃ±on is over 40 m.
Despite the seemingly gloomy forecast, there are reasons to be hopeful.
frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one?
gloomy about the long-term prospects about defending the Islands.
noiseless steps the gloomy streets.
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