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Synonyms for drearily

in a cheerless manner


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There was not a soul for any of them to talk to except small farmers or fishermen; there were long winter evenings when the wind blew, whistling drearily through the leafless trees, and all around they saw nothing but the bare monotony of ploughed fields; and there was poverty, and there was lack of any work that seemed to matter; every kink in their characters had free play; there was nothing to restrain them; they grew narrow and eccentric: Philip knew all this, but in his young intolerance he did not offer it as an excuse.
Having entered that unanswerable protest, John Want shouldered the box, and drifted drearily out of the boat-house.
It's ever so much worse than when he was so sick last fall," said Cecily drearily.
A rusty padlock was fastened on the door, ends of discoloured blinds and curtains flapped drearily against the half-opened upper windows, and the crooked holes cut in the closed shutters below, were black with the darkness of the inside.
They got scorched out by and by, and drearily set about getting breakfast.
That we should lighten up and embrace that something as drearily titled the Waste Management Phoenix Open can have any appeal to a wider audience, let alone one as enormous as this.
Dressed in a tailored jacked and coke-bottle glasses, he laughs, drinks, smokes and masterfully narrates anecdotes from his life, ranging from the outrageous and entertaining to drearily repetitive and gauche.
But there's something drearily captivating about I Am Setsuna's story, one that will stand proudly alongside the classics of the genre.
Cardiff City saw their playoff prospects dashed when they drearily drew 0-0 with Queens Park Rangers in front of another bumper crowd.
IT'S a time-honoured, drearily predictable saga that snares many of the Premier League's best foreign imports.
Last Sunday's epic Boot Camp was so drearily repetitive it hurt.
The pinched, thwarted, and enclosed lives led by the family--a form of suspended animation as a "temporary" resettlement is drearily extended as far ahead as its members can see--result in hypersensitive overreadings of behavior in the son, who suspects that he is the subject of gossip in the apartment building.
Unlike the slobbering horde of zombie films shuffling drearily into cinemas, at least this brings something new to the party with Maggie's descent into fleshmunching madness more tragic than terrifying.
Portman, born in Israel, and surrounded by the stories of her immigrant family's past, serves up a drearily empathetic film, told entirely in Hebrew, which lacks the universality that made "Tale" an international phenomenon.
The only time this is ever done is with the drearily repeated fact that Birmingham has more miles of canal than Venice.