1 Oozing out from every drab wall, she felt a forbidding spirit which she could never conquer.
2 The interior walls of unpainted boards, which had been grateful in August, were forbidding in the chill.
3 The prospect was unlimited, but exceedingly monotonous and forbidding; not the slightest variety that I could see.
4 Magua shook his head, forbidding the repetition of offers he so much despised.
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5 Rosa made a quick forbidding gesture; but she took a step into the room.
6 The one point that was forbidding about this reddleman was his colour.
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7 He was not a popular man, being somewhat cold and forbidding in his manners, but he had, as far as I know, no active enemies.
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8 I approached and knocked at the door, which was instantly opened by a tall, gaunt woman with a harsh, forbidding face.
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9 As we approached the forbidding and squalid inn, with the sign of a game-cock above the door, Holmes gave a sudden groan, and clutched me by the shoulder to save himself from falling.
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10 I awakened Weena, and we went down into the wood, now green and pleasant instead of black and forbidding.
11 She got up with a headache, was unable to talk, and unwilling to take any nourishment; giving pain every moment to her mother and sisters, and forbidding all attempt at consolation from either.
12 "Lord forbidding is pious, but not to the purpose," returned Mr. Jaggers.
13 He was highly popular, and I found that he took the familiar department of Mr. Jaggers's business; though something of the state of Mr. Jaggers hung about him too, forbidding approach beyond certain limits.
14 His face was ugly and forbidding, as Anna had never seen him.
15 Madame Odintsov looked at him twice, not stealthily, but straight in the face, which was bilious and forbidding, with downcast eyes, and contemptuous determination stamped on every feature, and thought: 'No.'