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Maria expresses the general notion in reaction to the inflexible moroseness of the Malvolian class:
SNIPPER 7x7 NONHOME EIDOLIC ESERINE ZONATED EMETINE RESECTS DOGGERELS 9x5 OVERVALUE MINIATURE INUNDATED CEASELESS ATHEROMA 8x6 THOLEPIN AERATING MISTRACE ANTEATER NEEDLERS NEWFANGLED 10x4 EXHILARATE EPIDEMICAL MOROSENESS ATHEROMA 8x6 THOLEPIN AERATING MISTRACE ANTEATER NEEDLESS METATHETICAL 12x3 AMELIORATIVE GENTLENESSES FEVERISH 8x6 ITERANCE BESOTTED BRIDLING ENCEINTE DEADNESS UNMETABOLIZED 13x2 NEURAMINIDASE
Despite the title of his show, which suggests moroseness and gloominess, the colors Youssef uses are earthy and warm.
Chekhov's depressed landowner is played with the requisite moroseness but with none of the 19th-century Romantic airs that normally cling to the character.
Perhaps because they are older and more cynical, European societies seem to bask in a "collective moroseness," from which they have difficulty emerging.
The moroseness lurking under the surface here reminds one of a jester's motley, where insouciant geometric patterning clads things of a darker and moodier nature.
Shelley's moroseness, and his faith, stems from the realization that he cannot get outside of what he called "life.
But, watching them, you see a wonderful use of comic moroseness.
According to the postal censor of the German Fifth Army, fighting in the Argonne region, troops' letters at the end of August were characterized by a 'widespread war weariness, moroseness and depression'.
There is excessive moroseness and pessimism in the newspaper industry," Brauchli told E&P a day after he was tapped to become the Journal's new managing editor.
Malcolm's location in "another dimension," that of the dead, underscores the fact that only by dwelling in the moroseness that is simulation does the novel telescope disparate cultural discourses (minstrelsy and black nationalism) or historical developments (the Black Power movement and Afrocentricity).
My father's optimism gave way to a secretive moroseness.