from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a morose or sullen look.


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  • Although it is dangerous to read into Shakespeare's dramatic utterances allusions to his personal experience, the emphasis with which he insists that a woman should take in marriage 'an elder than herself,' {25a} and that prenuptial intimacy is productive of 'barren hate, sour-eyed disdain, and discord,' suggest a personal interpretation.

    A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles


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