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On Andrew Boyce’s satisfyingly familiar-looking set of a bland motel room, the sort of dreary interior you find in a Sam Shepard play, Waters and Hnath indulge in a few unexpected pyrotechnics.
A HARROWING HOSTAGE STORY IS TOLD WITH STUNNING SUBTLETY IN BROADWAY’S ‘DANA H.’OCTOBER 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Against the dreary backdrop of being homebound in a global health crisis, I signed up for private pottery lessons, drawn viscerally to the idea of creating something from mud.
PERSPECTIVE-CHANGING EXPERIENCES, GOOD OR BAD, CAN LEAD TO RICHER LIVESSUJATA GUPTASEPTEMBER 1, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Demon’s Souls tells the story of a valiant and obviously suicidal hero tasked with battling the forces of evil in the dreary land of Boletaria.
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The Washington Nationals turned to Max Scherzer to salvage the final game of a dreary Memorial Day weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers before they depart for a long and potentially meaningful road trip.
THE NATIONALS’ BATS REMAIN ABSENT, AND ONE MAX SCHERZER MISCUE YIELDS A FOURTH STRAIGHT LOSSGENE WANGMAY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The mention of summer school conjured up images of sweaty classrooms and dreary assignments meted out as makeup work for a year of flunked tests, missing projects or excessive absences.
AS THE SCHOOL YEAR ENDS, MANY DISTRICTS EXPAND SUMMER SCHOOL OPTIONSJOE HEIM, VALERIE STRAUSS, LAURA MECKLERAPRIL 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
But for the trees, these sullen skies and level grounds would render England dreary enough.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
They rented a house, for the place didn't afford a parsonage, and began the long dreary year that was to follow.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
A damp mist rose from the river and the marshy ground about, and spread itself over the dreary fields.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
I know this small organ well—an old friend on dreary mornings, putting the laziest riser in a good humor for the day.
THE REAL LATIN QUARTERF. BERKELEY SMITH
It looked on to Hyde Park, and a very white and dreary park it was on that particular day.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DREARY

  • clouded
  • clouded over
  • dark
  • dismal
  • dreary
  • dull
  • gray
  • hazy
  • leaden
  • lowering
  • murky
  • nebulous
  • not clear
  • not fair
  • oppressive
  • somber
  • sunless
  • threatening
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