sullen (adj.) 1
gloomy, dismal, melancholy, mournful
2H4 I.i.102 [Northumberland to Morton, of the bringer of unwelcome news] his tongue / Sounds ever after as a sullen bell / Remembered tolling a departing friend
KJ I.i.28 [King John to Chatillon] Be thou the ... sullen presage of your own decay
Oth III.iv.51 [Othello to Desdemona] I have a salt and sullen rheum offends me [Q]
R2 I.iii.227 [John of Gaunt to King Richard] Shorten my days thou canst with sullen sorrow [QQ; F: sudden]
R2 I.iii.265 [John of Gaunt to Bolingbroke] The sullen passage of thy weary steps
R2 V.vi.48 [King Henry to all] put on sullen black incontinent
RJ IV.v.88 [Capulet to all, of the change from wedding to funeral] Our solemn hymns to sullen dirges change
Sonn 71.2 [] you shall hear the surly sullen bell

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