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  • adj. More dour; stern, harsh, gloomy.


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  • Cat, originally of House Tully, was supposed to marry his elder brother Brandon, but when Brandon was murdered by the Mad King Aerys, she wed his younger, dourer brother instead to secure the alliance between their houses.

    Jennifer Ehle confirmed for A GAME OF THRONES

  • McCain is associated with the painful humiliation of Viet Nam, and apart from all the other historical reasons, his greatest hurdle in winning this election is a perspective far dourer than his opponent's platform of hope; even McCain's wry sense of irony, his central uplifting personality plank, is born of a cynical world-weariness.

    Teddy Wayne: The Art of Losing: Americans' Fixation on Winning Personalities

  • Gordon Brown is much sterner, dourer, sort of a Scottish priest, coming from that Presbyterian tradition.

    CNN Transcript Sep 8, 2006

  • I have not tried the evening fishing, but at all other times of day have found them the "dourest" of trout, and they grow dourer.

    Angling Sketches

  • The firm has a "little more dourer outlook" than the Federal Reserve when it comes to growth, Gross, manager of the world's biggest bond fund, said in a radio interview on "Bloomberg Surveillance" with Tom Keene and Ken Prewitt. -- Top News

  • Sae he cam hame ten times dourer than ever, and broke aff wi 'mony o' the

    Old Mortality, Complete

  • Taurus: This is not the greatest of days simply because the influence put pressure on you and can make things seems dourer than they really are.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • All the negative energy you release into the universe comes back in hordes, making situations dourer than they were previously.

    The Denver Newspaper Agency Stories

  • Dour and dourer as the movie goes on, Daniel Craig looks rugged in a weathered leather jacket and cloth cap, but his Bond associations aren't exactly helpful.

    Top Stories - Google News

  • Businesses remain more upbeat about the outlook into next year and broader economic conditions, and dourer when considering the strength of their sales and intentions to hire.

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