bleakness


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  • noun

Synonyms for bleakness

a bleak and desolate atmosphere

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Despite the content, King's mostly single-voiced reading will keep listeners on task, gripped by Atwood's commentary on aspects of marriage and life, as well as by the bleakness these characters experience.
Once again, as with his previous books Migrations (Aperture, April 2000) and Workers (Aperture, October 1993), Salgado brings forth moving images of bleakness that behold an underlying hint of hope and inspiration.
Just as the humour of Connolly's country and western mix belies the bleakness of the lyrics, closer inspection of Claire's vases showed a dark disturbing side.
To experience firsthand the bleakness and desolation of the moors described in Emily Bronte's novel, choreographer-director David Nixon took his dancers out on them for a day, an experiment that worked.
But Naipaul outdoes most of his fellow exiles in unrelenting bleakness.
Grasso's chapter on Our Nig, for example, contrasts the fantasy of transformation and reconciliation found in Susan Warner's The Wide, Wide World and Fanny Fern's Ruth Hall with the tragic bleakness of "Nig's" story in a way that makes Wilson's work clearly superior to the others.
An official at a baby-product maker said the rise in its stock is like sharing the bright news when Japan's situation is full of bleakness,'' said Hiroichi Nishi, an analyst at Nikko Cordial Securities Inc.
In the Prussian bleakness of Berlin, the overwhelming impression is of an Arabian fairytale palace.
Funny, elegant, a tour de force of artistic ingenuity, Angel is the antithesis of Beckettian bleakness, but its radical reversal of linear time links it back to the tactics mobilized by high-modernist literature a la Eliot and Joyce (the latter a favorite of Wallinger's) against the instrumentality of rationalism.
As Koru, you must harness the power of colour to defeat the Bleakness and make your home vibrant once again.
We have heard reference to the area becoming bleak if the circuit is built but it's nothing compared to the bleakness of people's lives.
They are located in an extraordinary variety of settings, from the lush beauty of the Tyne Valley to the wild bleakness of the high moors and hills.
But the bleakness of not doing it, and missing out on the friendships that you make, is too much to bear.
From the shadowy world of the Vatican to the bustling Parisian boulevards, from the charms of the Florentine piazzas, to the searing bleakness of Libya's Great Sand Sea Desert, Dulac fights to pry open the plot which could cause havoc and disbelief among the billions of Catholics across the globe and bring the pontiff back to safety.
From the shadowy world of the Vatican to the bustling Parisian boulevards, from the charms of the Florentine piazzas, to the searing bleakness of Libya's Great Sand Sea Desert, Dulac fights to prise open the plot which could cause havoc and disbelief among the billions of Catholics across the globe and bring the pontiff back to safety.