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The lips of the lawyer twisted themselves sourly into an ironical smile.
When we see a soul whose acts are all regal, graceful and pleasant as roses, we must thank God that such things can be and are, and not turn sourly on the angel and say 'Crump is a better man with his grunting resistance to all his native devils.
Well, you won't--after you've done it once," predicted Nancy, sourly.
Frown at it, and it will in turn look sourly upon you; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly kind companion; and so let all young persons take their choice.
But when he proceeded to ask me mysteriously whether I remembered what had passed just now between that Steward of ours and "that man Hamilton," I only grunted sourly assent and turned away my head.
Bradley smiled sourly at the ignorance he would have corrected in one of his pupils, and continued to look down into the water, as if the place had a gloomy fascination for him.
His face wore that perpetual look of peevish dejection, which is so sourly printed on all faces of Jewish race without exception.
Paul and Kevin," she sourly says, "we're ready for you.
He said sourly he could never be certain he was liked for himself- and not his money.
Thats what Id like to know, he answered sourly Come on down now, and mind where youre stepping.
Sourly comic Irish fable, a shaggy dog story with tinker's cuss dialogue and an oddly cinematic punchline.
His son (with whom he had a major legal falling out over the use of the family name) sourly declared him a user of others, the programme citing his casting aside of long-time friendsand collaborators (such as Andre Laban who introduced him to the sea and co-invented the aqualung) when ambition demanded.