joyless


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Dark and cheerless is the morn Unaccompanied by thee: Joyless is the day's return Till thy mercy's beams I see: Till thou inward light impart, Glad my eyes and warm my heart.
For hours nothing relieved the joyless monotony of things.
It was with a strange feeling of desolation, mingled with a strong sense of the novelty of my situation, and a joyless kind of curiosity concerning what was yet unknown, that I awoke the next morning; feeling like one whirled away by enchantment, and suddenly dropped from the clouds into a remote and unknown land, widely and completely isolated from all he had ever seen or known before; or like a thistle-seed borne on the wind to some strange nook of uncongenial soil, where it must lie long enough before it can take root and germinate, extracting nourishment from what appears so alien to its nature: if, indeed, it ever can.
Just as the wonderful young musicians began the beautiful EU anthem Ode to Joy, these joyless craiters turned their backs in a protest worthy of delinquent school kids.
Shoppers said it was "tired and joyless" "but with some good quality, if pricey items".
They have almost been queuing up to sign new deals since Solskjaer replaced the joyless Jose.
Unlike today's joyless "snowflakes" who are permanently stressed and affronted by perceived political incorrectness.
JOYLESS Staff like Cameron Diaz's Bad Teacher fail to inspire
No wonder self-styled "moderate" MPs are secretly plotting to get rid of joyless Jezza.
FREAK SHOW (12A) HH HHH THIS cross-dressing US high-school comedy is a horribly heavy-handed and dispiritingly joyless experience.
HAUNTED by a shocking incident in her past, shrinking violet Moll (Jessie Buckley) lives a joyless life under the thumb of her domineering mother, Hilary (Geraldine James).
HHHH HAUNTED by a shocking incident in her past, shrinking violet Moll (Jessie Buckley) submits to a joyless life under the thumb of her domineering mother, Hilary (Geraldine James).