DISMAL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISMAL
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dismal
 a.  causing gloom or depression; dreary; somber; melancholy
Classic Sentence: (81 in 6 pages)
1  Morning, dismal and wet, at length dawned and discovered to my sleepless and aching eyes the church of Ingolstadt, its white steeple and clock, which indicated the sixth hour.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 5
2  This personage prefigured and represented in his aspect the whole dismal severity of the Puritanic code of law, which it was his business to administer in its final and closest application to the offender.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
3  Closely following the jailer into the dismal apartment, appeared that individual, of singular aspect whose presence in the crowd had been of such deep interest to the wearer of the scarlet letter.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IV. THE INTERVIEW
4  But Hester could not resolve the query, being herself in a dismal labyrinth of doubt.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
5  Such scenes had once appeared not otherwise than happy, but now, as viewed through the dismal medium of her subsequent life, they classed themselves among her ugliest remembrances.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XV. HESTER AND PEARL
6  At this dismal intelligence, I twisted the only button on my waistcoat round and round, and looked in great depression at the fire.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter II
7  Within a quarter of an hour we came to Miss Havisham's house, which was of old brick, and dismal, and had a great many iron bars to it.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
8  I sat down in the cliental chair placed over against Mr. Jaggers's chair, and became fascinated by the dismal atmosphere of the place.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XX
9  Mr. Pocket uttered a dismal groan.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIII
10  There was a melancholy wind, and the marshes were very dismal.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIII
11  At this dismal time we were evidently all possessed by the idea that we were followed.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIV
12  The dismal wind was muttering round the house, the tide was flapping at the shore, and I had a feeling that we were caged and threatened.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIV
13  Again, I wonder whether any of the neighbours call to mind, as I do, how we used to walk home together, she and I; and I wonder stupidly about that, all the dreary dismal day.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
14  I never shall forget the waking, next morning; the being cheerful and fresh for the first moment, and then the being weighed down by the stale and dismal oppression of remembrance.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
15  He made the most dismal sounds I have ever heard produced by any means, natural or artificial.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. I AM SENT AWAY FROM HOME
Example Sentence:
1  The procession moved along the main avenue some three-quarters of a mile, and then groups and couples began to slip aside into branch avenues, fly along the dismal corridors, and take each other by surprise at points where the corridors joined again.
2  Fleming said he had left his party because of a dismal lack of democracy in party structures.
3  As everyone expected, Ted's chimerical scheme to make a fortune by raising ermines in his back yard proved a dismal failure.
4  The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn't stand it no longer I lit out.
5  Just at this point he met his soul's sworn comrade, Joe Harper -- hard-eyed, and with evidently a great and dismal purpose in his heart.
6  He felt dismal after reading a piece of bad news in the newspaper.
7  The future looks pretty dismal right now.
8  Labor unions continue to wage these dismal quarrels against management with almost uniformly disastrous results for the workers and their communities.