very surly

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  • Day turned round, asking without words what he wanted, in a very surly way. Cited from The Mermaid, by Lily Dougall
  • There was nothing for him and he seemed very surly and said a few cuss words about people not writing. Cited from Under Sealed Orders, by H.A. Cody
  • The rich man was ill-natured, and when he heard his brother's request he looked very surly. Cited from McGuffey's Fourth Eclectic Reader, by William Holmes McGuffey
  • Next day he refused either to hunt or cut wood, spoke in a very surly manner, and threatened to leave us. Cited from Journey to the Polar Sea, 1819-22, Volume 2, by John Franklin
  • Then the man was very surly, and said if he looked at the flat now he would say it was too dark, like all the rest. Cited from Entire PG Edition of William Dean Howells
  • Herring said nothing, but looked very surly, and the doctor went on. Cited from The Hilltop Boys on the River, by Cyril Burleigh
  • The great number of the prisoners we took at High Wood were very scared looking at first and very surly. Cited from A Yankee in the Trenches, by R. Derby Holmes
  • And when she saw that she alone of the whole family was going to lose half her night's sleep you may be sure she felt very surly. Cited from The Tale of Freddie Firefly, by Arthur Bailey
  • He then applied to Gascoigne, who told him in a very surly tone to go to hell. Cited from Mr. Midshipman Easy, by Captain Frederick Marryat
  • The chief now became very surly, often declaring that the case was hopeless; that the money could never be raised. Cited from Cattle Brands, by Andy Adams
  • One of the officers was very surly, and declared he could not be responsible for the inanity of passengers. Cited from The Last of the Peterkins, by Lucretia P. Hale
  • Helga went with her, and we all followed, Sapt behind the rest of us, still very surly. Cited from Rupert of Hentzau, by Anthony Hope [See Zenda]#
  • He had no other opportunity: for the Jew remained very surly and silent till night: when he prepared to go abroad. Cited from Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens
  • The clerk was very surly at first, but he said that he thought a press telegram would pass the wires. Cited from Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris, by Henry Labouchere
  • They were both a little drunk, and very surly. Cited from Trumps, by George William Curtis
  • He was very surly and made reply in a gruff voice. Cited from Welsh Fairy Tales, by William Elliot Griffis
  • Wylder was laughing rather redly, with the upper part of his face very surly, I thought. Cited from Wylder's Hand, by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Gladstone, who was a very surly and irritable person, declared that his wife had made his life "cushiony." Cited from The Young Man and the World, by Albert J. Beveridge
  • He was a very surly fellow, very rugged and gruff. Cited from Seven Men, by Max Beerbohm
  • She frequently broke window lights without any apparent reason; often was very surly in manner; then again was pleasant and agreeable and assisted with the work on the ward. Cited from Studies in Forensic Psychiatry, by Bernard Glueck
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