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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.
Of the others, 'Martin Chuzzlewit,' 'Dombey and Son,' 'Bleak House,' and 'A Tale of Two Cities,' are among the best.
'David Copperfield,' the pursuit and discovery of Lady Dedlock in 'Bleak House,' and the interview between Mrs.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) described the state of the UK high street as "bleak", and also revealed that average total sales in the three months to June have fallen into negative territory of 0.1 per cent.
ISLAMABAD -- Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday said the leadership of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) are confused owing to the corruption cases against them and they have made the future of their parties bleak.
ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday said the leadership of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) are confused owing to the corruption cases against them and they have made the future of their parties bleak. PPP and PML-N should think outside Zardari and Sharif and focus on the new political narrative, the information minister tweeted.
PLANS for the first phase of a PS2.5m expansion to Bleak Hill Primary School have been submitted.
The film directed by Jean-Pierre Melville is termed as a thriller that takes the viewer back to French Resistance during World War II having a bleak view without glamour and gloss.
Oh see how Spring, she gently pokes then casts aside bleak Winter's cloak.
Says Quader Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader Thursday said the BNP's future will be bleak if its leaders fail to take risks during the bad time of the party, reports BSS.
Synopsis: Summertime in Bleak Harbor means tourists, overpriced restaurants, and the Dragonfly Festival.
The farmer served three years for manslaughter after shooting dead 16-year-old Fred Barras and injuring Brendon Fearon, then 29, after finding them at his remote Bleak House in 1999.