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  • He looked round with his usual half-surly expression as his daughter joined him. Cited from The Top of the World, by Ethel M. Dell
  • Eventually he found his way into a room where a surly fat man sat writing. Cited from The Eagle's Heart, by Hamlin Garland
  • Slowly and with a surly face he came forward to take the horses. Cited from Between Whiles, by Helen Hunt Jackson
  • This man turned away with a surly face, and gave him nothing. Cited from Dream Tales and Prose Poems, by Ivan Turgenev
  • Day turned round, asking without words what he wanted, in a very surly way. Cited from The Mermaid, by Lily Dougall
  • When they changed the guard again the new man proved surly. Cited from King--of the Khyber Rifles, Talbot Mundy
  • Its effect on them was to drive them into a surly silence. Cited from Captain Macklin,by Richard Harding Davis
  • To her surprise the surly old weather-beaten face actually changed its expression. Cited from The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Mr. Surly knew what he was about, however, and knew how to do it. Cited from Gypsy Breynton, by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  • "What are you up to now?" he asked in his surly voice. Cited from Frank and Andy Afloat, by Vance Barnum
  • Here they met with a surly welcome, and were told they must pass on. Cited from Last Journals of David Livingstone, II (of 2), by David Livingstone
  • "Why did you say they were a surly people around here?" Cited from The Dock Rats of New York, by "Old Sleuth"
  • She could not understand how such a surly man could make such a coaxing sound. Cited from The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • 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 Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories, by Various
  • He turned and approached, putting his hand to his hat in a half surly manner. Cited from Verner's Pride, by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Where he had been pleasant, he now was surly and cross. Cited from The Hero of Hill House, by Mable Hale
  • Everybody was afraid of the old governor because he was so cross and surly. Cited from Second Book of Tales, by Eugene Field
  • Bamford looked almost surly at being told to do anything on that last day. Cited from The Loom of Youth, by Alec Waugh
  • Nobody seemed to understand him exactly; certain people even thought that his was a surly nature. Cited from With Those Who Wait, by Frances Wilson Huard
  • Her heart warmed a little as she adopted this view-point of her surly host. Cited from Riders of the Silences, by John Frederick
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