v. be dull and spiritless; be gloomy or dejected
I mope for a while, during which I may curse some more because a good curse needs mileage to really sharpen its impact.
Sentence in Classic:
He moped after her departure from Holdernesse Hall, and it was for this reason that the Duke desired to send him to my establishment.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He moped to school gloomy and sad, and took his flogging, along with Joe Harper, for playing hookey the day before, with the air of one whose heart was busy with heavier woes and wholly dead to trifles.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
One rainy afternoon when Bonnie was barely past her first birthday, Wade moped about the sitting room, occasionally going to the window and flattening his nose on the dripping pane.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Through several succeeding days he saw her at different times from the window of his room moping disconsolately about the garden.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context