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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DREAR

Otherwise it was all so cold, so drear, so dead, so unaffecting.

The land lay in a wan apathy of suffering, dumb, hopeless, drear.

Between was the plain, and the plain was a place of drear sound—oh, of drear sound!

Only we shall all be back at Westminster again in drear November.

Must her life be drear and wintry, except as she rambles into the pleasaunce of others?

It was nothing but sand, drear and desolate as far as the eye could reach.

October drifted into November and the chill, drear days came.

It all seemed dark and drear, and not a gleam of sunshine in sight.

The resolve to do so had been taken during the drear of winter.

I was in trouble and you have relieved me nobly and at a time when all seemed dark and drear.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, poetic shortening of dreary.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.