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Both were unaffectedly devout, without the least tinge of moroseness or gloom.
THE ENGLISH CHURCH IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURYCHARLES J. ABBEY AND JOHN H. OVERTON
As we rode on into the interminable wastes, he rallied me gleefully, but soon tired of my moroseness.
THE YEOMAN ADVENTURERGEORGE W. GOUGH
Instead of looking upon me with his usual moroseness, he said to me a hundred jocose things without my knowing what he meant.
Crossness and moroseness, for example, may be due to a dyspeptic condition and a chronically bad liver.
THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN NATUREWILLIAM HENRY PYLE
The pawnbroker made a very bad third—in fact, scarcely counted, owing to his own moroseness or reserve.
SOMEHOW GOODWILLIAM DE MORGAN
The general expression of the countenance is melancholy, and exhibits a strange combination of moroseness and gentleness.
He was short in what he said, cut things off sharply, and in little pauses his face would quickly settle to that moroseness.
FIDELITYSUSAN GLASPELL
His eye was not confiding, showing too much white; the manipulation of his ears confirmed the moroseness indicated by his eyes.
I WALKED IN ARDENJACK CRAWFORD
Which could not but melt me for all my moroseness and I can hardly go and return for my sister in time.
Whatever justice has been done us has been done grudgingly,—with the moroseness of an enemy who is compelled to yield.

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