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  • adj. comparative form of bleak: more bleak


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  • The more unbelievers you rule, the clearer it becomes that their ongoing antagonism won’t be an asset, and the bleaker is the prospect of incurring their wrath by coercing them into conversion.

    One World, Under God

  • In everyday life, the greater the distance between points A and B, and the more rugged the intervening landscape, the bleaker are the odds for success of a blindfolded walk, even—or perhaps especially—when following a simple-minded rule like “always climb higher; never back down.”

    The Edge of Evolution

  • With each passing second, his expression grew bleaker, more haunted, hollow.

    Sweet Dalliance

  • Governor David Paterson indicated in a radio interview Tuesday that Bass Pro's future in Buffalo may be a bit "bleaker" given the current economic climate.


  • Levy expects Canal Side to be open to the public by May 2011. earlier comments on WBEN Tuesday morning, Paterson said that a change in the way the state looks at development projects could certainly make the prospects of a Bass Pro store "bleaker"


  • She said the agency expects to see a "bleaker" picture as the virus makes its way to Africa and Asia.

    Canadian Online Health News

  • "bleaker" picture as the virus makes its way to Africa and Asia.


  • Slowly he followed it with his eyes, winding in wide sweeps among the bleak, bare hills, bleaker and barer and lower-lying than any hills he had yet encountered.


  • And going beyond the headline jobs numbers reveals an even bleaker picture.

    Our National Jobs Emergency

  • A much bleaker picture of joblessness and opportunity in Southern California exists than political leaders have recognized.

    Gary Orfield: Southern California's Broken Economic Ladder


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