from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Unjoyous; gloomy; sad.


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  • In one thing Bermuda is eminently tropical -- was in May, at least -- the unbrilliant, slightly faded, unrejoicing look of the landscape.

    Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion

  • The tumultuary and gray tide of life, the empire of routine, the unrejoicing faces of his elders, fill him with contemptuous surprise; there also he seems to walk among the tombs of spirits; and it is only in the course of years, and after much rubbing with his fellow-men, that he begins by glimpses to see himself from without and his fellows from within: to know his own for one among the thousand undenoted countenances of the city street, and to divine in others the throb of human agony and hope.

    Memories and Portraits


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