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sullen (adj.)
gloomy, dismal, melancholy, mournful
2H4 I.i.102[Northumberland to Morton, of the bringer of unwelcome news] his tongue / Sounds ever after as a sullen bell / Remembered tolling a departing friend
KJ I.i.28[King John to Chatillon] Be thou the ... sullen presage of your own decay
R2 I.iii.227[John of Gaunt to King Richard] Shorten my days thou canst with sullen sorrow [QQ; F: sudden]
R2 I.iii.265[John of Gaunt to Bolingbroke] The sullen passage of thy weary steps
R2 V.vi.48[King Henry to all] put on sullen black incontinent
RJ IV.v.88[Capulet to all, of the change from wedding to funeral] Our solemn hymns to sullen dirges change
Sonn.71.2[] you shall hear the surly sullen bell
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