Sentence Examples with the word sullen

Heraclius made no attempt to retrieve the misfortunes of his generals, but evacuated his possessions in sullen despair.

No need, gentlemen; one moment, and I proceed.--Now, gentlemen, so suddenly perceiving the snowy whale within fifty yards of the ship--forgetful of the compact among the crew--in the excitement of the moment, the Teneriffe man had instinctively and involuntarily lifted his voice for the monster, though for some little time past it had been plainly beheld from the three sullen mast-heads.

His features were like his sister's, but while in her case everything was lit up by a joyous, self- satisfied, youthful, and constant smile of animation, and by the wonderful classic beauty of her figure, his face on the contrary was dulled by imbecility and a constant expression of sullen self- confidence, while his body was thin and weak.

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Like the latter, too, the Aymaras are sullen and apathetic in disposition.

Pierre did not answer and left Rostopchin's room more sullen and angry than he had ever before shown himself.

In this supreme crisis, then, it is not surprising that the masses listened with sullen indifference to the fiery eloquence of the Coalition leaders.

After he had lain still there about an hour he heard a low and seemingly very distant sound, but singularly grand and impressive, unlike anything he had ever heard, gradually swelling and increasing as if it would have a universal and memorable ending, a sullen rush and roar, which seemed to him all at once like the sound of a vast body of fowl coming in to settle there, and, seizing his gun, he started up in haste and excited; but he found, to his surprise, that the whole body of the ice had started while he lay there, and drifted in to the shore, and the sound he had heard was made by its edge grating on the shore--at first gently nibbled and crumbled off, but at length heaving up and scattering its wrecks along the island to a considerable height before it came to a standstill.

Dinner and a movie did nothing for his sullen mood - except maybe make it worse.

Since it became popular as a pet dog, its appearance has been greatly improved, and whilst it has lost its old sullen concentration, it has retained unusual intelligence and has become playful and affectionate.

In a last ditch effort to get a rise out of sullen Fred, Dean related Martha's story about the mine and her discovery of the skeleton.