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dreary
 a.  gloomy; dismal; dark, colorless, or cheerless
Classic Sentence: (75 in 6 pages)
1  The latter looked out with three tiers of vacant melancholy windows, which were blank and dreary, save that here and there a "To Let" card had developed like a cataract upon the bleared panes.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
2  This conversation had occurred while our cab had been threading its way through a long succession of dingy streets and dreary by-ways.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
3  In the whole world there can be no more dreary view than that from the northern slope of the Sierra Blanco.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
4  None came save his own cry, which clattered up the dreary silent ravines, and was borne back to his ears in countless repetitions.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
5  UTTERSON the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance, that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary, and yet somehow lovable.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER STORY OF THE DOOR
6  Long before then his thoughts had gone back to the dreary room above the little shop, and to the shameful figure heavy on the bed, but heavier on his heart.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII
7  And an infinitely dreary person he appeared to me to be.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
8  With doubtful glimmer lights the dreary forest.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
9  The people were as haggard, shapeless, and dreary as the countryside, and as unfriendly.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 2
10  The house seemed as dreary as a disused street.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 2
11  Breakfast was served in the bedrooms; Clifford never appeared before lunch, and the dining-room was a little dreary.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
12  Like a chip on a dreary pond, she felt.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
13  His manner was so perfectly easy and good, she stepped over the threshold into the rather dreary little room.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
14  But she looked round the clean, tidy, rather dreary little sitting-room with something like dismay.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
15  But already Paris was full of Americans and English, strange Americans in the oddest uniforms, and the usual dreary English that are so hopeless abroad.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
Example Sentence:
1  Boston has had a fair share of cold, rainy and just plain dreary weather over the last couple of months
2  Till, emerging from the total and somewhat dreary silence pervading that portion of the house we had traversed, we came upon the hum of many voices, and presently entered a wide, long room.
3  During his checkered career he had lived in palatial mansions and in dreary boarding houses.
4  She was tired of hearing the same dreary tale of drunkenness and violence.
5  What makes life dreary is the want of motive.