surly silence

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  • Its effect on them was to drive them into a surly silence. Cited from Captain Macklin,by Richard Harding Davis
  • Bansemer sat in surly silence for a long time, trying to read. Cited from Jane Cable, by George Barr McCutcheon
  • He was evidently preparing against any surprises which Craig might have in store, and maintained his usual surly silence. Cited from The Ear in the Wall, by Arthur B. Reeve
  • He was for the moment unarmed, and his men walked on each side of him, while the onlooking Hollmans stood back in surly silence to let him pass. Cited from Call of the Cumberlands, by Charles Neville Buck
  • He was afraid of offending her or encountering that resolute spirit, and lapsed into a surly silence in her presence. Cited from The Newcomes, by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • So, with feeling of guiltiness in the part he was acting, and in the surly silence he assumed, Alec let her lead up the lane she must know better than he. Cited from What Necessity Knows, by Lily Dougall
  • The Frenchmen, indeed, maintained a surly silence, till it was broken by the rapid interchange of broadsides between the two well-matched combatants. Cited from True Blue, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Hawkesbury laughed softly, as if it were a joke, and Doubleday relapsed into surly silence. Cited from My Friend Smith, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • He sat down heavily on some beanbags in the corner; and when the newcomers were brought in and introduced, he "did the honours" by glowering at them with red eyes, never breaking his surly silence. Cited from The Magnetic North, by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • There was no doubt they had been at the places we reached, generally some farm, where the old occupier and his people received us in surly silence, and invariably declared there was nothing left to eat, for the Boers had stripped the place. Cited from Charge!, by George Manville Fenn
  • All at once she heard his unmistakable voice through the open window, and on looking out through the flowers she saw him standing at the open door of the glass-house, talking with the porter, or rather, giving instructions about the garden which Pasquale received in surly silence. Cited from Marietta, by F. Marion Crawford
  • Once, when Alvin made an impatient motion as though to open the door, she restrained him with such despairing eagerness that he drew back and looked at her wonderingly, and stood in surly silence awhile longer. Cited from Madelon, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • The whole village was stirred and excited by the story, and Andrew himself, roused for the moment from his usual surly silence, told it over and over again to eager audiences as he had to Dickie, only now it had a better ending. Cited from The Hawthorns, by Amy Walton
  • The sullen-faced Xavier glowered in surly silence, but the malignant, beady eyes of Du Mont regarded the officer keenly. Cited from The Gun-Brand, by James B. Hendryx
  • But it was not until, through that moralist's guidance, they climbed a steep acclivity to a second ridge, and were comparatively safe, that he began to feel ashamed of his surly silence or surlier interruptions. Cited from In A Hollow Of The Hills, by Bret Harte