surly mood

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  • He came back in a surly mood because he had found nothing and killed nothing, but he brought a companion with him. Cited from The Wolf's Long Howl, by Stanley Waterloo
  • He had heard nothing, but knowing the surly mood of the couple, he thought it probable they might follow him. Cited from The Jungle Fugitives, by Edward S. Ellis
  • He saw at once that the Deacon was in a most surly mood. Cited from The Deacon of Dobbinsville, by John A. Morrison
  • November, in its raw and surly mood, is allowed to take farewell without any expression of regret. Cited from Lady Rosamond's Secret, by Rebecca Agatha Armour
  • In surly mood, and without a shilling in his pocket, he was making his way homeward. Cited from J.S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 5, by J.S. Le Fanu
  • In a surly mood he inquired what was the trouble. Cited from Jack in the Forecastle, by John Sherburne Sleeper
  • He ordered me on to my wagon in a manner that, in my present half-sleepy, half-surly mood seemed to me abominably abrupt. Cited from The Dark Forest, by Hugh Walpole
  • The king had not accompanied the prisoners to the fatal spot, but continued, in a surly mood, to sit on his elevated throne. Cited from The Young Captives: A Story of Judah and Babylon, by Erasmus W. Jones
  • And then in surly mood came here, To fifteen hundred pounds a-year, And fierce against the Whigs harangu'd? Cited from Poems (Volume II), by Jonathan Swift
  • She is in a condition prone to terrors and doubts, and upon this condition you came in a surly mood and imply that you yourself are changed. Cited from The Spinners, by Eden Phillpotts
  • This lake-land, rich in fish and game, Was ground for strife and war and blood; From west and south the warriors came In battle paint and surly mood. Cited from Our Profession and Other Poems, by Jared Barhite
  • Pavel explained the injustice of the tax, and the obvious advantage of such a procedure to the factory owners; and both of his visitors went away in a surly mood. Cited from Mother, by Maxim Gorky
  • Mildred smiled mentally when she saw him lowering at the head of the table, but an icicle could no more continue freezing in the sun than he maintain his surly mood before her genial, quiet greeting. Cited from Without a Home, by E. P. Roe
  • "And what good thing do the presidents desire of the king?" asked Darius, in rather a surly mood, for, the more he thought of their new statute, the more repulsive it appeared in his sight. Cited from The Young Captives: A Story of Judah and Babylon, by Erasmus W. Jones
  • Formerly he had now and then tried his best to find some common subject for talk with her, but the effort had been vain; she was hopelessly stupid, and more often than not in a surly mood, which made her mere presence difficult to be endured. Cited from The Unclassed, by George Gissing
  • Less known to her the track athwart Froom Mead or Yell'ham Wood Than how to make some Austral port In seas of surly mood. Cited from Time's Laughingstocks, et. al., by Thomas Hardy 12
  • No delusions or hallucinations were manifested, intellectual examination revealed no intelligence defect (gross), and, aside from his surly mood and his tendency for rather frequent endogenous depressed periods, he showed no abnormal manifestations. Cited from Studies in Forensic Psychiatry, by Bernard Glueck
  • In the fourth place, the officials were in such a surly mood that my message to the American Ambassador was undelivered, and at the last trial before the American representatives there was no apology, but rather the sullen attitude of those who had been balked in bagging their game. Cited from In the Claws of the German Eagle, by Albert Rhys Williams
  • But while Josephine's radiant smiles were delighting every one-- while she was promising to all to intercede for them with her husband, Bonaparte's countenance remained grave and moody, and it was only in a surly mood that he attended the festivals that were given in his honor. Cited from Louisa of Prussia and Her Times, by L. Muhlbach #7