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Surly, 1) gloomy, dismal: “than you shall hear the s. sullen bell give warning to the world,” Sonn. 71, 2. “that s. spirit, melancholy,” John III, 3, 42.
2) gloomily morose, sullen, crabbed: “'tis like you'll prove a jolly s. groom,” Shr. III, 2, 215. “s. with servants,” Tw. II, 5, 163. “the sad-eyed justice, with his s. hum,” H5 I, 2, 202. “under the s. Gloster's governance,” H6B I, 3, 50. “see how the s. Warwick mans the wall,” H6C V, 1, 17. “covetous of praise, or s. borne,” Troil. II, 3, 249. “it would have galled his s. nature,” Cor. II, 3, 203. “who glared upon me and went s. by,” Caes. I, 3, 21.
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