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offering little or no hope

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providing no shelter or sustenance

unpleasantly cold and damp

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Rachael Maskell, Unite's National Officer, Community and Non Profit Sector, said: 'The reports we are receiving from our officers and reps on the ground reveal the picture is considerably bleaker than the commission's findings.
The Free Trade Area of the Americas is looking bleaker for George W.
Mark Clark of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: "Every minute that goes by, it is looking bleaker and bleaker.
The poorer boy faces a bleaker future due to the challenges of living in extreme poverty.
With each turn of each page I found myself feeling for the main characters and wishing that their lot in life would improve but, as the story went on, it just seemed to get bleaker and bleaker.
NOW MORE THAN EVER I FEEL TREMENDOUS COMPASSION for parents who fear they wouldn't be able to handle bringing a child with genetic defects into the world, but I also want them to know that the picture of what they and their child will face is often painted much bleaker than it need be.
The family is the crucible within which the characters must struggle to come to terms with their past and each other, and one couldn't ask for a bleaker confluence of circumstances than this family must endure.
In "Hospitals and Asylums," Lindemann contrasts the older, bleaker story about medieval and early modern hospitals with the newer, more positive revisionist version.
Warning: It ends up bleaker than an Alan Greenspan rate-hike, but even as you recoil, you chortle at Brandon's come-uppance.
As we round out yet another national election campaign in the United States, renewing our commitment to fighting for GLBT rights in this country, many of our sisters and brothers abroad face a much bleaker situation.
The Economic Planning Agency (EPA) will unveil a bleaker picture of the economy in its monthly economic report next week, EPA chief Taichi Sakaiya said Friday.
The financial picture at Abitibi-Price was even bleaker during 1990.
The future could hardly be bleaker for juveniles who have committed a murder and been sentenced to death, but their past runs a close second.
However, some people experience a much bleaker time through no fault of their own.