Usage examples for bleak

  1. " It's a high, bleak place," said Millicent. – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  2. It was then that a bleak consciousness, like the dull light of a winter dawn, slowly began to take possession of her: money. – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  3. It may have been that he feared that bleak four hundred mile journey. – In the Brooding Wild by Ridgwell Cullum
  4. The high road from the bridge over the Wey runs between double ribands of water; on one side lies the sunny, slow canal, edged with iris and forget- me- nots, and banked up higher than the road; on the other, a shady stream, dun and bleak- haunted. – Highways and Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker
  5. Of " Bleak House," in all its various forms- in newspapers, magazines, and volumes- it has already amounted to several hundred thousands of copies. – Letters on International Copyright; Second Edition by Henry C. Carey
  6. It was a very cold February, and it was a very bleak walk over the mountain; but Winthrop took it many a time. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  7. Hector's lean face was bleak. – The Dueling Machine by Benjamin William Bova Myron R. Lewis
  8. There was a chill wind, and the garden looked bleak and deserted, though it was kept severely tidy, Bainton never failing to see that all fallen leaves were swept up every afternoon and all weeds 'kep' under. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  9. At present the branches were nearly destitute of leaves, and the landscape looked bleak. – Frank's Campaign or the Farm and the Camp by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  10. Thou bid'st me seek Thy death- bed bleak All along where the salt waves sigh. – The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White With a Memoir by Sir Harris Nicolas by Henry Kirke White
  11. One bleak winter day he cut his white military coat in two with his sword and clothed a beggar with half of it. – A Short History of Monks and Monasteries by Alfred Wesley Wishart
  12. There is no beauty, as at Chamounix or Courmayeur: all is awful, bleak desolation. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  13. At daybreak, on the bleak sea- beach, A fisherman stood aghast, To see the form of a maiden fair, Lashed close to a drifting mast. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  14. She was the only amusing person I had met at Glenarm, and the idea of losing her gave a darker note to the bleak landscape. – The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson
  15. Now he stood staring at it, hardly seeing, untouched to anything but a bleak knowledge that it was beautiful. – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  16. Oh dear, oh dear, how bleak and bare the room does look! – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  17. Mr. Jarndyce goes from Bleak House to visit Mr. Boythorn; but he comes back to Bleak House. – Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton
  18. " Let July and August- yes, and bleak January- bring what they may," I said to my wife, " nevertheless, this is Eden." – Driven Back to Eden by E. P. Roe
  19. How gray, how bleak, to be sure! – The Lash by Olin L. Lyman