gloom


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a state of partial or total darkness

a feeling of melancholy apprehension

an atmosphere of depression and melancholy

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460-469) `Come, my daughter; for far-seeing Zeus the loud- thunderer calls you to join the families of the gods, and has promised to give you what rights you please among the deathless gods, and has agreed that for a third part of the circling year your daughter shall go down to darkness and gloom, but for the two parts shall be with you and the other deathless gods: so has he declared it shall be and has bowed his head in token.
Happy is he among men upon earth who has seen these mysteries; but he who is uninitiate and who has no part in them, never has lot of like good things once he is dead, down in the darkness and gloom.
All through life that piece of crape had hung between him and the world: it had separated him from cheerful brotherhood and woman's love, and kept him in that saddest of all prisons, his own heart; and still it lay upon his face, as if to deepen the gloom of his darksome chamber, and shade him from the sunshine of eternity.
In the church he found the gloom and silence of a cavern.
But such is the unrelenting gloom and misery of this tale about the reflections of brutally treated inmates at a Siberian prison camp that the one-and-half-hour running time is quite long enough, and does not afford the opportunity of a break for a libation.
RORY PATTERSON is refusing to listen to Europa League doom and gloom merchants as Derry City go up against it in Denmark tonight.
The mournful gloom did nothing to squash thee high spirits
and "call" for "tripartite closed meeting" warns of tampering with Taif "Table of dialogue" between Berri and Hariri THE DAILYSTAR: Nasrallah diatribe casts gloom on national dialogue --A sudden outburst of political escalation between Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah and former premier Saad Hariri has cast gloom over a crucial round of national dialogue, amid dim hopes that rival leaders would be able to make any breakthrough either in the presidential election deadlock or in a new vote system.
Given the doom and gloom forecasts since then from both Cameron and Osborne it is certainly a question demanding answers, particularly since these or indeed any forecasts for such gloom or the need for an emergency budget which would mitigate much of their economic promises made in that manifesto, were not mentioned.
Once you start to let the doom and gloom in it has an eect on the condence.
SPORT has this ability to lift your spirits even amidst gloom.
She reiterated that there is high degree of joblessness in the country, and added that the gloom has settled in the country.
There's a lot of doom and gloom around Scottish football at times and people talk it down but the future is bright and the Championship is a really competitive league.
Summary: The World Bank's chief economist said Monday the gloom surrounding India's economy had been "overplayed" and the country was not in danger of a full-blown crisis.