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Related to drear: machination, shingles, they'd
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Colloque sentimental" a favorite of mine from the same collection, begins "Dans le vieux parc solitaire et glace,/ Deux formes ont tout a l'heure passe" Ernest Dowson has translated this as "Into the lonely park all frozen fast,/ Awhile ago there were two forms who passed" Not perfect, but much better than Shapiro's "In the drear park, beneath a chill, bleak sky,/Two shapes, two silhouettes come passing by.
By substituting the drear hand of mechanistic bureaucracy for private compassionate acts, society is literally demoralized.
Ronald Drear Perkel is a first-year Master of Public Administration student at Columbia University's School of International and Public and Affairs.
We see this stream of Johnson and Du Bois operating most clearly in Hamilton's early novels, Zeely (Macmillan, 1967) and The House of Dies Drear (Macmillan, 1968), in which children learn to take pride in native materials and forms out of which family members carve, whittle, and create (oak tables, pine sculptures, dramas, histories, and stories).
It was a day no different from any other day, as dark and drear as most.
So clear, so deep, the divine drear accents flow, No soul that listens may choose but thrill to know it, Pierced and wrung by the passionate music's throe.
There is plenty of other evidence to consider, and virtually all of it points in the same drear direction.
That old Aussie classic song which runs "There's nothing so lonesome, morbid, or drear than to stand in the bar of a pub with no beer" should have "and piano" in the lyrics.
Give me but one touch of thine artist hand upon the dull canvas of the Present; gild for but one moment the drear and somber scenes of to-day, and I will willingly surrender another life than the one that I should have thrown away at Shiloh" (25).
It's our last chance to draw in the beauty of nature before the drear of winter.
Though I wasn't really alone, was I, if Matthew Arnold, that old crank, strolled beside me "down the vast edges drear / and naked shingles of the world?
In order to taste the food they denied me for days in their righteous need to have me tamed, I--although their porridge and chops were like dead leaves in my mouth and their drear puddings, plaster (I'd have preferred a fistful of furor last winter's bone black with frost and green with neglect)--I cried out from the cellar and up through the floor boards as best I could:
Looking at the high-chroma acrylic, it's as though - just like those allergy medicine ads on television - Dittebrandt has stripped away the layers of Oregon drear to discover the colorful essence of nature.
Newsweek previews fashionable and fancy rainy season gear from coats to umbrellas and boots, so you can stay dry and avoid looking drear.
If we see each other we just have fun and hang out without the day-to-day drear of being in a relationship.