be surly

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  • It could not be said that Alexander was surly. Cited from Foes, by Mary Johnston
  • The men also ate, and Ned saw that they were surly. Cited from The Texan Star, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • All three of the men Kagig had left with us were surly, mainly, no doubt, because they disliked separation from their friends. Cited from The Eye of Zeitoon, by Talbot Mundy
  • His tone was surly and hostile; but it provoked no resentment in me now. Cited from The Strolling Saint, by Rafael Sabatini
  • The sun did not wink back; he was surly. Cited from Through Stained Glass, by George Agnew Chamberlain
  • The people were surly and dirty, and the night we spent there was a painful one for the poor sufferer. Cited from My Life, Volume I, by Richard Wagner
  • They're apt to be surly to strangers, but it soon wears off. Cited from Jack Sheppard, by William Harrison Ainsworth
  • Betsy tried to answer him, for Queen Ann was surly and silent. Cited from Tik-Tok of Oz, by L. Frank Baum [Baum #12]
  • It is quite likely that Jim brooded over the rebuff; he was surly for a week afterwards. Cited from A Busy Year at the Old Squire's, by Charles Asbury Stephens
  • She was surly, selfish, and showed a marked tendency to lying. Cited from Studies in Forensic Psychiatry, by Bernard Glueck
  • Paul was surly and had evidently been drinking, for he shoved the servant roughly out of the way as he strode toward his father. Cited from The Master Mystery, by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
  • The dogs, ill-fed, were surly, making friends with no one, making threatening movements toward the newcomers in several instances. Cited from The Pony Rider Boys in the Grand Canyon, by Frank Gee Patchin
  • It was not the first time he had shirked that summer in order to run down to Richmond, and I was surly about it. Cited from The Man in Lower Ten, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • I mustn't be surly to my friends. Cited from Marcus: the Young Centurion, by George Manville Fenn
  • Lord Holme said, with a manner that suggested a readiness to be surly. Cited from The Woman With The Fan, by Robert Hichens
  • When he expected Tim to be all right, Tim was nasty; when he expected him to be surly, he was all right. Cited from Don Strong, Patrol Leader, by William Heyliger
  • You pitched in so gladly, while the others were surly and grumbling. Cited from Man of Many Minds, by E. Everett Evans
  • Their reception was surly; the place was little else than a barrack of disorderly soldiers and insolent officers. Cited from Mrs. Warren's Daughter, by Sir Harry Johnston
  • Some talked to her pleasantly, some were surly, others unutterably sad. Cited from The Sisters-In-Law, by Gertrude Atherton
  • He was surly by nature, but he bowed low to the man whose power was so great in California, and whose generosity had sent him many a bullock. Cited from The Doomswoman, by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton