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The captain helped her ashore, but it was a most uncheerful outlook.

Evelyn came in a few minutes later, pale and subdued, but not uncheerful.

The most of the time he sat industriously smoking, his eyes set upon the uncheerful winter landscape without.

The British victories have swept the clouds away and there are no uncheerful faces.

Catherine said something not uncheerful from time to time, keeping up her own courage as well as her companion's.

With his face partially lathered he heard a knock at the door, and sang out a not uncheerful "Come in."

"He did indeed," said the lady with an uncheerful smile, and there the subject dropped for the time.

That could be explained in part by the fact that uncheerful letters could not pass the German but could pass the British censor.

Nor was he uncheerful in his cold garret and with his empty stomach, for 'Mr Bailey, Grocer,' drew steadily to an end.

But here his uncheerful meditations were broken in on by a voice, imperative in tone, yet perceptibly shaken by laughter.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "full of cheer," from cheer (n.) + -ful. Meaning "elevating the spirits" is from mid-15c. Related: Cheerfully; cheerfulness.

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