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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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It had been something ticklishly, devilishly fine--a bright and gorgeous episode in the monotony of life and labour on that bleak, fog-girt coast.
We were in that bleak region many days, and we suffered much, especially from fear, it was all so new and strange.
Lines formed in his face, and in those lines were the travail of the North, the bite of the frost, all that he had achieved and suffered--the long, unending weeks of trail, the bleak tundra shore of Point Barrow, the smashing ice-jam of the Yukon, the battles with animals and men, the lean-dragged days of famine, the long months of stinging hell among the mosquitoes of the Koyokuk, the toil of pick and shovel, the scars and mars of pack-strap and tump-line, the straight meat diet with the dogs, and all the long procession of twenty full years of toil and sweat and endeavor.
FATALISM hangs over this magnificently maudlin and bitterly bleak Russian drama, which won best film at 2017's prestigious London Film Festival.
Explore the poverty which sits in the shadow of DisneyWorld in this bleak trailer trash drama, rich in raw immediacy and social commentary.
Listen, there is no silence in these weeping sterile corridors No medication that numbs the memories The sad memories That nurses live and die with See those cold, bleak hospital wards Made empty by the dead Who look on with sadness At all this unfolding madness.
Global Banking News-May 31, 2017--Credit Suisse sees bleak future for US shopping malls
Bleak FC finished strong to take the First Division title ahead of The Blobber while the Second Division saw Winslow Rovers win the title with Quarry Green runners-up as Marshalls won the U18s Division ahead of Jay Mac FC.
Srinagar -- In occupied Kashmir, sixty percent of the people who suffered eye injuries due to the pellets fired by Indian forces on protesters during the ongoing mass uprising have very bleak chances to regain eyesight, doctors say.
Hoover's style seems equally fit for a bleak documentary, suspenseful thriller, black comedy, distopian sci-fi nightmare, and grisly horror film.
Despite this impact, information on bleak autecology is scarce in the Iberian Peninsula, with no data on growth and reproduction.
THE future of adult social care looks bleak, a leading think-tank has warned, as it says not enough money is being spent on the sector.
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Bleak House This fifteen-part BBC television drama of Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House starred big hitters like Gillian Anderson, Timothy West, Carey Mulligan and Charles Dance.
This little book, a study of the hugely successful BBC serial Bleak House, (1) interweaves beautifully these three key themes of Geraghty's work, to offer an interrogative, balanced, appreciative and appropriately personal reading of the programme.