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- adv. In a morose or sulky manner; gloomily
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Sourly; with sullen austerity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a morose manner; sourly; with sullen austerity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a morose manner
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The real estate agent was gloomy, with a defeated slouch, and he shuffled us morosely through the overpriced apartment that all of us knew we would not rent.
In September, the unemployment rate for people between the ages of 16 and 24 hovered morosely at 18.1 percent, nearly double the national average for that month.
Scotch the gloomy talk of a Japan-style Lost Decade in which we sink into decline and marinate morosely there for years.
The reassuring factor in all this is Ottway, who was the company's hired killer: Before the crash, he had spent his days shooting predators around the perimeter of the refinery, and morosely obsessing about the woman he lost.
They stand there, glum and gloomy, surrounded by Raphaels, Bronzinos and Goyas, staring morosely at the carpet or up at the ceiling, trying to pay attention to the preening weenie on the art phone.
Maybe “morosely” or “gloomily” would fit in better.
He watched her morosely and without intention of speaking, till he saw her take a rifle from the stand, examine the magazine, and start for the door.
So certain was I that I asked the mate, who answered morosely:
Tom King had never been a talker, and he sat by the window, morosely silent, staring at his hands.
"Hope the coal holds out," Mr. Pike grumbled morosely at me five minutes later.
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