so surly

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  • ONCE upon a time there was a man, so surly and cross, he never thought his wife did anything right in the house. Cited from The Junior Classics, V1, Willam Patten, Editor
  • Once on a time there was a man, so surly and cross, he never thought his wife did anything right in the house. Cited from Popular Tales from the Norse, by G. W. Dasent
  • Don't be so surly, Jack; tell us all about it. Cited from New Grub Street, by George Gissing
  • "He took precious little notice of either of us, and he looks so surly." Cited from Secret Bread, by F. Tennyson Jesse
  • It was necessary to be very politic with a man who was so surly, and too powerful to make an enemy of. Cited from How I Found Livingstone, by Sir Henry M. Stanley
  • The farm-hands would always do anything for Marie; Frank couldn't find one so surly that he would not make an effort to please her. Cited from O Pioneers! Willa Cather
  • The truck-drivers, usually so surly, drew out of each others' way and shouted words of cheer after their smiling fellows. Cited from Santa Claus's Partner, by Thomas Nelson Page
  • The grove is charming; and the men we meet there gathering sticks are not so surly as the women. Cited from The Complete Writings of Charles Dudley Warner V2
  • Mr. Boniface Newt had become so surly that it was not wise to speak to him. Cited from Trumps, by George William Curtis
  • As it was, they went about their work in so surly a manner, that if Hartog had not kept a check upon his temper, a serious outbreak on more than one occasion would have occurred. Cited from Adventures in Southern Seas, by George Forbes
  • He would not cheat them; for there was in him an innate vein of honesty, so surly and explosive, at times, as to give him much trouble. Cited from Two Years Ago, Volume I, by Charles Kinglsey
  • He never willingly stirred from cowering over the fire, and was so surly and ill-tempered that only Berenger's unfailing good-humour could have endured it. Cited from The Chaplet of Pearls, by Charlotte M Yonge
  • It was precisely when those whom the sovereign had loaded with wealth and honours shrank from his side that the country gentlemen, so surly and mutinous in the season of his prosperity, rallied round him in a body. Cited from History of England, James II Vol. 1, Macaulay
  • Her father put a sofa-cushion behind her, but though she mumbled some acknowledgment, it was so surly, that Mrs. Ferrars looked up in surprise, and she would not lean back till fatigue gained the ascendancy. Cited from The Young Step-Mother,Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Jacob, however, the dwarfish, deformed serving-man, did cross the moat at intervals, and came back laden with food; but he was so surly and short, that it was impossible to get a word of information from him, respecting that which was going on within the moat. Cited from Shanty the Blacksmith; A Tale of Other Times, by Mrs. Sherwood
  • Klea, encouraged by the friendly welcome of the old man, who was usually so surly, confessed that she had neglected to deliver the key to the smith in the city, that she had used it to open the Apis-tombs, and had then forgotten to take it out of the new lock. Cited from The Sisters, by Georg Ebers, v5