bare and cheerless

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  • Her eyes turned from the desolation without to the bare and cheerless room in which they had found shelter. Cited from The Yukon Trail, by William MacLeod Raine
  • The boarding houses in which he dragged out his gray years were as bare and cheerless as so many piano boxes. Cited from Damn! by Henry Louis Mencken
  • Now, in order to pay the rent of her bare and cheerless room, the sewing woman must make two whole shirts a day. Cited from Lights and Shadows of New York Life, by James D. McCabe
  • A ride of two or three miles, the latter part across open wastes, once clothed with forest, now bare and cheerless, brought us to the tree in question. Cited from Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey, by W. Irving
  • The room was bare and cheerless except for the bright fire burning in the small stove, beside which lay a neat pile of wood. Cited from Stories Worth Rereading, by Various
  • As she worked, the reflection of the red flames became mingled with the gray dawn, until the bare and cheerless interior grew more and more visible. Cited from My Lady of the North, by Randall Parrish
  • There was a fine home-made carpet on the floor, but the room was bare and cheerless, with low ceiling, and inclined to be dark. Cited from Three Times and Out, by Nellie L. McClung
  • The cow-boy's room was bare and cheerless, but two Tahitian girls of fourteen or fifteen years of age were in it. Cited from Mystic Isles of the South Seas, by Fredrick O'Brien
  • When he entered the house Packard was conscious of an oddly bare and cheerless atmosphere which at first he was at a loss to explain. Cited from Man to Man, by Jackson Gregory
  • I do not remember the room; I remember only a child leaning patiently against the window-sill looking out into the dark, and that the place was bare and cheerless. Cited from Story Of Waitstill Baxter, by Kate D. Wiggin
  • It was a bare and cheerless apartment with unpapered walls and carpetless floor. Cited from The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  • The room in which she sat was so dark, so gloomy, so bare and cheerless, that Juliet began to wonder whether she would not have been wiser not to have come. Cited from The Ashiel mystery, by Mrs. Charles Bryce
  • It was a bare and cheerless apartment, with unpapered walls and carpetless floor. Cited from The Devil Doctor, by Sax Rohmer
  • Then, when his wrapping papers had been taken off, he was set down on the floor near a warm chimney in rather a bare and cheerless attic, and left to himself in the darkness. Cited from Story of a White Rocking Horse,Laura Lee Hope
  • The village had evidently been newly formed, and consisted of a single straight street of very miserable huts totally deficient in every comfort, and as bare and cheerless inside as out. Cited from The Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russell Wallace V2
  • So bare and cheerless was the outlook, and so few and poor the dwellings, that Sir Nigel began to have fears as to whether he might find food and quarters for his little troop. Cited from The White Company, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • One of the handsome brothers invited us into the refectory, a place as bare and cheerless as the feeding-room of a reform school, and set before us bread and cheese, and red wine, made by the monks. Cited from The Complete Writings of Charles Dudley Warner V2
  • Her one thought, as she walked those miles of lonely rural byways, so bare and cheerless, was of Walter -- her Walter -- the man who, she knew, would have willingly given his very life for hers. Cited from The House of Whispers, by William Le Queux
  • In winter its bright shining leaves reflecting the sunlight enliven the woods, so that we never get the bare and cheerless look of places where the elm and the whitethorn hedge dominate the landscape. Cited from Grain and Chaff from an English Manor, by Arthur H. Savory
  • But the third one in the gloom Of a bare and cheerless room Softly burned where long had lain A poor little child in pain, And the baby in its bed By the light was comforted. Cited from Child Songs of Cheer, by Evaleen Stein
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