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I’ve met people who stay in town or indoors as much as they can, and they tend to get more dour as time goes on.
I have met northern dourness and the inarticulate manner which is such a contrast to the gushing and noisy effusion of the south.
Too intent upon her own feelings to give heed to the dourness of the lad Peggy followed him silently as he strode from the house.
PEGGY OWEN AT YORKTOWNLUCY FOSTER MADISON
His unhappy daughter Mary (who built the College Chapel) hangs near him, her full dourness and wretchedness in her face.
Theres a judgment in this; and, if theres power in the law o Scotland, Ill gar thee rue sic dourness.
THE ENTAILJOHN GALT
All grim and grey, and waste, and dourness and dool; like the army as it returns frae the fecht.
Rob turned on her with all the dourness of the Anguses in him.
She saw in him now nothing but the coming dourness of his brother.
THE HILLMANE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
His face had an ugly, sullen look, something of his father's dourness.
THE PIONEERSKATHARINE SUSANNAH PRICHARD
In contrast with the conductors dourness the train butchers mood was congenially inclined to persiflage.
LOCAL COLORIRVIN S. COBB

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