Usage examples for leaden

  1. By 10 A. M. the whirling flakes ceased, but a more sullen, leaden, March- like sky never lowered over a cold, dripping earth. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  2. The maple, all scored and dotted, and partly stripped of leaves by the leaden shower, gave less cover than the ash- stole; and Geoffrey, with shot- holes in his hat, and the pellets hissing past his ears, yielded ground and retreated, firing as he went. – Greene Ferne Farm by Richard Jefferies
  3. The sun was far up, shining between clouds of a leaden, watery hue, by the time everything was ready for the important ceremony. – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  4. And the certainty weighed down her spirits with a leaden depression. – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  5. It is almost impossible to convey to any ordinary imagination the degree to which he had transmitted the leaden London landscape to a romantic gold. – The Napoleon of Notting Hill by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  6. At this hour the advanced guard of the Germans coming from Chelmsford was midway between Leaden Roding and White Roding, while the main body was crossing the small River Roding by the shallow ford near the latter village. – The Invasion by William Le Queux
  7. The morning passed with leaden feet. – The Explorer by W. Somerset Maugham
  8. It almost seemed as if he realised too fully for speech that leaden weight of despair which had for a space so terribly overwhelmed her. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  9. By- and- by the little maid, with leaden sorrow dragging at her heart, crept back to the Staff- Captain's door. – The Angel Adjutant of "Twice Born Men" by Minnie L. Carpenter
  10. The clouds were leaden from horizon to horizon; the rain fell with a gentle steadiness of a quiet summer storm, and had evidently been falling some hours already. – Driven Back to Eden by E. P. Roe
  11. With an effort she forced them open, although lifting her eyelids seemed like raising leaden shutters. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  12. She covered the next fifty yards with a new spring in her leaden heels and with a new and firmer grip on the precious bag. – The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle
  13. It is an alchemist's touch, turning many a leaden book into finest gold. – The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible by R. Heber Newton
  14. When they had talked awhile, they went up to see Peter, who was sprawled on the floor, busy with hundreds of leaden soldiers. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  15. Grace went about the room with a leaden weight in every fibre, putting the place in order, and Mrs. Maynard did not speak again till she had finished. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  16. There was thus unrest, and a straining after new conditions, in that very family toward which Mrs. Eveleth's imagination turned from this dreary, leaden sea as to a possible haven. – The Inner Shrine by Basil King