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 Meanings and Examples of BLEAK
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bleak
 a.  cold or cheerless; unlikely to be favorable
Classic Sentence: (29 in 2 pages)
1  Scarlett, I don't know just when it was that the bleak realization came over me that my own private shadow show was over.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
2  Of a sudden, it was no longer bleak winter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
3  She closed the window and leaned her head against the velvet curtains and looked out across the bleak pasture toward the dark cedars of the burying ground.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
4  She could not stay and think of the old days and see his face, tired and sad and bleak as it now was.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
5  Melanie was almost crying with embarrassment, Ashley was suddenly bleak and withdrawn and Rhett was watching her over his cigar with impersonal amusement.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
6  She had remembered it only as a bleak inconspicuousness.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
7  It was prickly hot, yet the town was barren under the bleak sky.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
8  It stood on a sharp bleak corner, where that tempestuous wind Euroclydon kept up a worse howling than ever it did about poor Paul's tossed craft.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. The Carpet-Bag.
9  It was familiar ground to me, and I needed no guiding as we ascended the bleak stone staircase and made our way down the long corridor with its vista of whitewashed wall and dun-coloured doors.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER I. MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES
10  It was nearer one than twelve, and a wild, bleak night, blowing hard and raining in torrents.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
11  Another night passed in the bleak damp air, made him worse; when he set forward on his journey next morning he could hardly crawl along.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
12  Draw your chair up and hand me my violin, for the only problem we have still to solve is how to while away these bleak autumnal evenings.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR
13  And yet it cannot be denied that the prosperity of the whole poor, bleak countryside depends upon his presence.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 3. The Problem
14  A short walk brought us to it, a bleak moorland house, once the farm of some grazier in the old prosperous days, but now put into repair and turned into a modern dwelling.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
15  I thought of the convict out upon the bleak, cold, shelterless moor.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 10. Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson
Example Sentence:
1  The outlook for the economy is bleak.
2  The future looks bleak for the fishing industry.
3  Alberg gave him a bleak stare.
4  The frigid, inhospitable Aleutian Islands are bleak military outposts.
5  We're more united than ever, we're feeling exhilarated again, rousing from a crushingly bleak freeze.
6  It's bleak, barbaric and brutally unsparing about the part played by almost every white person in perpetuating injustice in 1840s America.