were surly

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  • Though the fellow's tone was surly, his words were evidently well meant. Cited from Tarzan of the Apes, Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Where he had been pleasant, he now was surly and cross. Cited from The Hero of Hill House, by Mable Hale
  • Be your own natural self, and then you will only be thought to be surly and stupid. Cited from Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, Jerome K. Jerome2
  • In her anxiety she would have gone back with him, but he was surly, and would not allow her. Cited from Stephen Archer and Other Tales,by George MacDonald
  • The words were civil enough, but his manner was surly and suspicious. Cited from The Indiscretion of the Duchess, by Anthony Hope
  • His manner lost little of its watchfulness, and his voice was surly with defiance when he spoke. Cited from Good Indian, by B. M. Bower
  • He had grown into a strong man and had a high opinion of himself; he was surly and reckless. Cited from Grettir the Strong, Icelandic Saga, Author Unknown
  • That he was surly one could well forgive; but he was also very malicious. Cited from Brazilian Tales, by Joaqium Maria Machado de Assis, et al.
  • He was surly, self-willed, and disposed always to have his own way in everything. Cited from Charles Duran, by The Author of The Waldos
  • If he was surly, Miss Jane seemed not to mind it. Cited from Aunt Jane's Nieces, by Edith Van Dyne
  • He avoided their eyes, and his voice was surly. Cited from Little Fuzzy, by Henry Beam Piper
  • It was a nuisance to think that she would probably be surly and refuse to answer his questions. Cited from Of Human Bondage, by W. Somerset Maugham
  • When I spoke with the common men, some were surly, and others said they would be slaves no longer, but would do as the rest did. Cited from History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. X, by Robert Kerr
  • He was surly and morose, but men minded this little, so long as he supplied their wants. Cited from The Golden Dream, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • The words ran into oaths, for the two men were surly with the discomforts of turning out. Cited from On the Spanish Main, by John Masefield
  • The agent was disposed to be surly during the walk to the hotel, for he had become suspicious. Cited from Charred Wood, by Myles Muredach
  • Curly was feeling the effects of his experiences the previous day and was surly and ugly. Cited from Glen of the High North, by H. A. Cody
  • I would not wave at first; I was surly; but after about a minute I waved my hat to her. Cited from Martin Hyde the Duke's Messenger by John Masefield
  • Yorke looked at the driver, a stolid colored man, who was surly over having had to drive his horses so hard. Cited from Gordon Keith, by Thomas Nelson Page
  • "No, you don't -- you don't know anything only how to be surly and disagreeable to your visitors." Cited from Devon Boys, by George Manville Fenn
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