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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GLOOMILY

"My harness is yours by the law of arms," said the Spaniard, gloomily.

"Yes; I'd give a good deal if I could walk as well as he can," said Chip, gloomily.

He broke a roll and munched it gloomily, pondering this revelation.

Settlers, gloomily acquiescent in an unjust fate, brightened at his heralding.

"He's a dandy if he catches Baumberger," Miss Georgie averred, gloomily.

"That settles it," he said aloud, gloomily, watching the last figures.

"She may be right there," said Arthur, gloomily, resuming his walk.

"Jist th' same as th' other wan," he said gloomily and significantly.

"I feel that this is a crisis," he began as he gloomily shook my hand.

"To seek refuge in the mountains," gloomily answered Don Rodrigo.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, probably from gloom even though that word is not attested as early as this one is. Shakespeare used it of woods, Marlowe of persons. Gloomy Gus used in a general sense of "sullen person" since 1940s, from a comic strip character of that name first recorded 1904. Related: Gloomily; gloominess.

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