dreary-looking love

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  • Even some productions that grandly missed the mark, such as Trevor Nunn's coarse and dreary-looking "A Little Night Music" with Catherine Zeta-Jones, had their consolations.

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  • Geick and Wolf make the almost overwhelmingly dreary-looking East Berlin seem like an alien landscape - the grimy train yards, the gloomy council flats and the flatly functional industrial workplace to which Sunny returns in defeat and where, in a sphincter-tightening scene of social awkwardness, a fellow employer who aspires to be a singer too "auditions" for Sunny in the ladies' toilet.

    She lived here

  • The thing I liked best about both first and second floors was the ability to see details of the Cowley Road that wouldn't normally be possible - the play area and laundry area belonging to the rather dreary-looking flats above Tesco's, for instance.

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  • How could such a dreary-looking woman have been the cause of such total destruction?

    Slaying is Such Sweet Sorrow

  • Now Mike Newell has made the fourth film, and it's also dreary-looking.

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  • Now Mike Newell has made the fourth film, and it's also dreary-looking.

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  • It was a solitary, dreary-looking cottage; the palings were in disrepair, the garden waste, the lattices unadorned by flowers or creepers; within, all was neat, but sombre, and even mean.

    The Mourner

  • Volcano Bay — a wild, dreary-looking place on a sandy shore, with a number of joroyas and disreputable characters.

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  • This was given over mostly to fruit trees now denuded of their produce, but in a border on the right-hand side of a narrow path were some tatty, dreary-looking, bronze and yellow chrysanthemums, about the most uninspiring inflorescences I have ever seen, I think.

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  • As opulent on the inside as it had ever been in its golden years, the old inn was still dilapidated and dreary-looking on the outside, awaiting better weather so that Luis's crew could finish the remodeling job.

    Give Us Forever

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