DOUR in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DOUR
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dour
 a.  stubbornly unyielding; marked by sternness or harshness
Classic Sentence:
1  Being poor white, they were not even accorded the grudging respect that Angus MacIntosh's dour independence wrung from neighboring families.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  He held my friend's card in his hand, and he looked up with no very pleased expression upon his dour features.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE MISSING THREE-QUARTER
Example Sentence:
1  The dour hotel concierge demanded payment for the room in advance.
2  Why the dour outlook? Milunovich cited a few reasons. The lower-priced iPad Mini looks to be cannibalizing sales of the larger and more expensive iPad.