rather surly

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  • He never failed to do the former, although sometimes he looked rather surly at losing a very fruitful source of revenue. Cited from The Great War As I Saw It, by Frederick George Scott
  • When the Paganinis arrived, they found the learned professor ill, and rather surly at the disturbance. Cited from Great Violinists And Pianists, by George T. Ferris
  • Pannell had said very little, though I had expected he would; in fact he seemed to have turned rather surly and distant to me. Cited from Patience Wins, by George Manville Fenn
  • The fellow at the wheel was unfamiliar to me, and rather surly in his answers, to the few questions I put to him. Cited from Wolves of the Sea, by Randall Parrish
  • They are a rather surly people, moreover, the inhabitants of this district, and I do not think at any time their hearts could have been very expansive. Cited from Wanderings by Southern Waters, Eastern Aquitaine, Edward Harrison Barker
  • But the woman had gone home, and one rather surly looking man still leaned against the wall looking up the street where Tom and Erica had disappeared. Cited from We Two, by Edna Lyall
  • Yusuf was a sturdy, rather surly-looking youth of about eighteen. Cited from War in the Garden of Eden, by Kermit Roosevelt
  • At each of the places where he worked he was known as a quiet, rather surly fellow, who had little to say to anybody, and generally performed his tasks in morose silence. Cited from Mob Rule in New Orleans, by Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • This time it was a serious business; impossible to convince the rather surly officer that certain of the contents of my portmanteau were not for sale. Cited from By the Ionian Sea, by George Gissing
  • Wylder was rather surly after the ladies had floated away from the scene, and he drank his liquor doggedly. Cited from Wylder's Hand, by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • The commander of the gunboat, a consequential and rather surly personage, shook his head, and said he would have to take time to consider the matter. Cited from Under the Dragon Flag, by James Allan
  • The silent, rather surly Englishman refused to be separated from the man who, he said, had saved his life, and the two struck up a partnership of mutual misfortune. Cited from The Purple Heights, by Marie Conway Oemler
  • Sir Norman backed this insinuation by putting a broad gold-piece into the driver's hand, which instantly produced a magical effect on his rather surly countenance. Cited from The Midnight Queen, by May Agnes Fleming
  • A new boy arrived at the school; very big for his age, and rather surly tempered, but a hard working, persevering lad, who was striving hard to learn and get on. Cited from The Fairy Godmothers and Other Tales, by Mrs. Alfred Gatty
  • He was not looking at her, but rather upward toward the ceiling, reflectively leaning on his hand, with an expression, not angry, but rather surly and annoyed. Cited from Uncle Silas, by J. S. LeFanu
  • A short, compact young gentleman, plainly, but richly dressed, slightly stooping, with a rather surly face, and an envious eye, was coming towards the King. Cited from An Enemy To The King, by Robert Neilson Stephens
  • I thought the latter acted rather surly, though Deweese was the acme of geniality, and was apparently having the time of his life as he tripped through the mazes of the dance. Cited from A Texas Matchmaker, by Andy Adams
  • I met him first on the train from California Out of Kansas City; in the morning early I walked through the diner, feeling upset For a cup of coffee, looking rather surly. Cited from Toward the Gulf, by Edgar Lee Masters
  • Fortunately for the travellers a glorious moonlight night followed the glowing evening, and they reached in safety a mountain village, where, awed by their appearance and display of arms, the rather surly people found them a resting-place. Cited from Yussuf the Guide, by George Manville Fenn
  • Before Giselle went home to her own house she called on the Abbe Bardin, whom a rather surly servant was not disposed to disturb, as he was just eating his breakfast. Cited from Jacqueline by Th. Bentzon (Mme. Blanc), v3
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