Kaplan is probably correct to notice that the growing interest in biography, with its straight narrative technique and its interest in the moral agency of its subjects, reflects the reading public's reaction against "the glumness
, grotesquerie, and psychic isolationism of much serious contemporary fiction" (2).
With the chorus of boos that erupted as she emerged from the compound still ringing in her ears, Rula's downbeat performance was a suicide-inducing mass of glumness
He then strives to illustrate the feelings of glumness
It is almost as though the glumness
of this thankfully short evening is an end in itself, a kind of theatrical exorcism of guilt for living comfortably far away from such unimaginable (and here scarcely imagined) realities.
Dom: Since my glumness
isn't rubbing off on you, let's talk about people.
We have added women poets to our classes' reading lists," James Najarian said with a certain glumness
(though astutely pointing out that we have not added race to Victorian poetry), as if to say, "Now what?
If that wasn't enough glumness
for one day, Sorcha tears into Lorcan when she finds her underage daughter Jenny drunk at the Galley.
With the votes all finally counted and no possibility that there had been any error, Turkish television viewers were treated to the unusual sight in early April of practically the whole Turkish cabinet wearing an almost identical expression of glumness
In a study carried out by experts at Newcastle University, the insects were tested for their responses to a fake predator attack, with scientists finding they often began to reflect the "glass is half empty" glumness
Fabio Capello would have been well advised to adopt the usual parental solution to this youthful glumness
- tell his spoilt offspring to stop whining or they'll spend next year in Rhyl in the drizzle.
I used to sense the glumness
of this meal that we prepare or present for our readers.
The economy is to blame for this gloomier mood, with more than half saying it's a reason for increasing glumness
When you're not wincing at their exaggerated, pathological glumness
, you snicker at how baldly self-defeating their gropings for connection play.