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But Robin didn't laugh; his eyes, morose and cynical, held her there.

It made him morose and gloomy, a man of one idea, to be shunned.

He was tired and morose, and a settled worry clouded his face.

Even the Terrace was dusty, and the Members rusty and morose.

She unbound and bound him in sections, as it were; he watching her with a morose smile.

Stephen, taking his cue from his sister, was morose and silent, also.

And the rest of the journey to the store was made in morose silence.

These men grow restless and morose in the cities, which seldom hold them long.

It will be far better than if I were present to silence the mirth with my morose presence.

Ananda is a better boon companion, He is not so morose as Devadatta.S.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s "gloomy," from Latin morosus "morose, peevish, hypercritical, fastidious," from mos (genitive moris) "habit, custom" (see moral (adj.)). In English, manners by itself means "(good) manners," but here the implication in Latin is "(bad) manners." Related: Morosity.

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