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  • adj. superlative form of drab: most drab.


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  • Its the drabbest office imaginable: grey walls, beat-up furniture, an ancient computer, a manual typewriter.

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  • It's the drabbest office imaginable; grey walls, beat-up furniture, an ancient computer, a manual typewriter.

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  • After a minute or two, he rejoined Skip in the entrance lobby, which had the thinnest, drabbest, unhappiest-looking carpet either of them had ever seen.


  • You show us the good things in the drabbest of moments.


  • Tim Bresnan, man of one of the drabbest international matches of the century, summed it all up, albeit unwittingly.

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  • And the playful colors are sure to liven up even the drabbest work week.

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  • It would be like the drabbest cornfield in Iowa: millions of stalks all crammed together with barely a space between them.

    Parasite Rex

  • He therefore thundered onto our screens as a magnificent and giddy presence; one who could liven up even the drabbest of films with just a gesture.

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  • Its golden age had been replaced by the drabbest kind of village life in daytime, and nights of riotous debauchery.

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  • Rising from a little cabin boy in short clothes of the drabbest drab, to a harpooneer in a broad shad-bellied waistcoat; from that becoming boat-header, chief mate, and captain, and finally a shipowner; Bildad, as I hinted before, had concluded his adventurous career by wholly retiring from active life at the goodly age of sixty, and dedicating his remaining days to the quiet receiving of his well-earned income.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale


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