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sullen

Literary sluggish; slow
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Den preach to him yourself, sullenly turning to go.
Passed one once in Cape-Down, said the old man sullenly. And you have once in your life passed a holy church in Cape-Town, where you doubtless overheard a holy parson addressing his hearers as his beloved fellow-creatures, have you, cook!
On the morning after we came to the kraal, having kissed in secret, though in public we looked sullenly on one another, we parted as those part who meet no more, for it was in our thoughts, that we should never see each other's face again, nor, indeed, did we do so.
Bruised and bleeding, he sat on the chair, taking no part in the performance and only sullenly engendering a deeper and bitterer sourness.
Hunt had suggested, in their present extremity, that it should be killed for food; to which the half-breed flatly refused his assent, and cudgeling the miserable animal forward, pushed on sullenly, with the air of a man doggedly determined to quarrel for his right.
I fancied that each shadow, as the sun descended lower and lower, separated itself sullenly from the trunk that gave it birth, and thus became absorbed by the stream; while other shadows issued momently from the trees, taking the place of their predecessors thus entombed.
This was not quite accurate, for he had been kept awake by his own thoughts; and Philip, listening sullenly, reflected that he had only made a noise once, and there was no reason why his uncle should not have slept before or after.
The hall porter sullenly pulled a bell that rang upstairs, and turned away.
Perhaps it was just as well for John Francis that the man who walked so sullenly by his side had not the eyes of a seer, for it was a wild country and Trent himself had drunk deep of its lawlessness.
"You only got me that last," Tudor grunted sullenly, "lying in ambush like--"
In a third place stood the said Thwackum, like King Porus, sullenly submitting to the conqueror.
Assistant Mikel Arteta tried to usher his boss away, but Guardiola ranted on in Aguero's direction while the South American star sullenly took his seat on the bench.