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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of lour.


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  • A projecting low-browed arch, which had loured over many an innocent, and many a guilty head, in similar circumstances, now spread its dark frowns over that of Nigel.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • The Countess, fatigued and discontented, received the politeness of the abbess with careless haughtiness, and had followed her, with indolent steps, to the parlour, over which the painted casements and wainscot of larch-wood threw, at all times, a melancholy shade, and where the gloom of evening now loured almost to darkness.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • The last person he addressed was Ballenkeiroch, who, remembering the death of his son, loured on him with a look of savage defiance.


  • This passage is in blank verse, that is, iambic pentameter, which is to say in a five-stress line composed of five 'feet' ( 'penta' means 'five') that move iambically from an unstressed to a stressed syllable: 'And all the clouds that loured upon our house'.


  • Along the hulls of lean privateers rows of gun-ports stared hungrily at rotund merchantmen, and here and there the dark even lines of a heavy warship loured over lesser craft with masterful menace.

    The Gates of Noon

  • The clouds sat heavily on the land and loured at it.

    The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

  • The Athe - nians were enemies to the Thebanes, and many greate bat - tailes were assaied of theim and foughten: and often tymes the Athenians felt many bitter stormes, and fortune loured of them, he beyng so valiaunt a capitain.

    A booke called the Foundacion of Rhetorike because all other partes of Rhetorike are grounded thereupon, euery parte sette forthe in an Oracion vpon questions, verie profitable to bee knowen and redde

  • Clouds loured in the heavens, but the way was pleasant enough despite the absence of the sun.

    Adventure of the Frightened Baronet

  • Indeed, a darkness, next to the fog of this awful day, loured over the whole region.

    Paras. 1-19

  • Thereupon, she went from them; and the two, Feshnavat and Shibli Bagarag, feared greatly being left with the Genie, for he became all colours, and loured on them each time that he ceased sneezing.

    The Shaving of Shagpat; an Arabian entertainment — Complete


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