Usage examples for cadaverous

  1. He was less pleased than ever when he heard that Giovanni's seconds were his own father and the melancholy Spicca, who was the most celebrated duellist in Italy, in spite of his cadaverous long body, his sad voice, and his expression of mournful resignation to the course of events. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  2. But it's a fine remedy against the plague, and with all this cadaverous stuff about, you had better be careful. – Master Olof A Drama in Five Acts by August Strindberg
  3. I can still see Hawkins as Sperry let him in- a tall, cadaverous man of good manners and an English accent, a superior servant. – Sight Unseen by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  4. Following this came a choice of streets without a possibility of knowing which one would lead in the direction of the hotel I was hoping to reach; but my perplexity was at length relieved by the advent of a tall youth whose cadaverous features were shown up by the street lamp overhead. – Normandy, Complete The Scenery & Romance Of Its Ancient Towns by Gordon Home
  5. For just ahead of him, turning the corner of Fowler's Wall, was the cadaverous individual who owed him half a crown. – The Cock-House at Fellsgarth by Talbot Baines Reed
  6. After walking beside his tall companion and eyeing his thin figure and sad countenance in silence for some time, he said- " You're a cadaverous sort o' man, Mr Luke." – Philosopher Jack by R.M. Ballantyne
  7. It was a village school, in a remote district of Scotland; the master was a tall, thin, cadaverous and kindly man, of considerable attainments, and with a strong affection for boys. – The Thorogood Family by R.M. Ballantyne
  8. The bland and luminous air wrapt me round like a soft robe of fine wool, and warmed my body frozen in that cadaverous atmosphere; I was saved from that architectural nightmare, which I thought never would end. – Familiar Spanish Travels by W. D. Howells
  9. He was on the high road to recovery, but I thought he would never be the same handsome Jack again, so cadaverous was his countenance and so changed his voice. – A Little Union Scout by Joel Chandler Harris
  10. Sir, ' said Sturk, very quietly, but looking awfully cadaverous; 'all I want to know is, how long you think I may live? – The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  11. I never liked the way you made your money, a dark- faced, cadaverous man said, but when you talk, it makes sense. – Hunter Patrol by Henry Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
  12. His fear of the three grim men and that secretive woman and their lonely, secluded house, or else the cadaverous cold of the dying season, rather braced Amuel when the time was come and he would step out bolder upon the day that he feared than he had perhaps for weeks. – Tales of Three Hemispheres by Lord Dunsany
  13. The two or three guests were huddled about a stove- one asleep upon a bench, the others smoking short pipes; and their hard, cadaverous faces and sullen eyes turned no welcome upon Abel when he entered, but they looked at him quickly, as if they suspected him to be a policeman or magistrate, and as if they had reason not to wish to see either. – Trumps by George William Curtis
  14. He was a lean, pale youth, but with as cadaverous a face as I have ever looked upon; and when he spoke his voice appeared to come from the back of his head. – The Man Who Drove the Car by Max Pemberton
  15. A cadaverous wretched creature, yet doubtless with strength enough in his forefinger to make the seven- pound pull of a rifle. – On the Heels of De Wet by The Intelligence Officer