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  • v. Present participle of mope.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A listless, melancholy condition; a gloomy mood.


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  • His daughter's listless behavior since Lan had awakened was something he would have called moping in anyone else.

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  • When people are moping, and do not know they are moping, that is the sign their wits are departing.

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  • Later on in the day, (when the sun was hot and shining down) I saw Vonn kind of moping around near our patio with his hands on his hips, sort of shaking his head, looking at the space, looking a little concerned.

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  • I was kind of moping around work when something marvelous happened.

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  • Gray speaks of "moping" owls; Chatterton exclaims, "Harke! the dethe owle loude dothe synge"; whilst Hogarth introduces the same bird in the murder scene of his _Four Stages of Cruelty_.

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  • After tea, fearing that her guests were in danger of "moping," Lady


  • Most of them are pervaded by a brooding spirit of melancholy of the 'moping' rather than the 'musical' sort, and consequently rather ineffective as an artistic motive.

    Proserpine and Midas

  • "Lindsay was kind of moping around, and Sam had to keep checking on her and cuddling her," our spy dished.

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  • "moping," and when the band were within sight of the spring whence they had started, an age back, as it seemed, on the trail of the moose.

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  • I was walking yesterday and there was this guy bleeding from the head and he’s kind of moping around or whatever.

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