Usage examples for saturnine

  1. He removed his overcoat and hat, throwing them over the back of a convenient chair, drew his fingers thoughtfully across his chin, and, standing at a little distance, regarded the girl with a shadow of a saturnine smile softening the hard line of his lips. – The Brass Bowl by Louis Joseph Vance
  2. There was a great fire ever and cheerfully burning in the fireplace- and yet to this chamber of infantile innocence and comfort came the saturnine form of the Indian ghost. – Stage-coach and Tavern Days by Alice Morse Earle
  3. We have, said Mr. Touris, and though he tried he could not keep the saturnine out of his voice- we have some things to talk over. – Foes by Mary Johnston
  4. But although now, and for the brief remainder of Elizabeth's life, Raleigh was nominally in favour, the saturnine old woman had no longer any tenderness for her Captain of the Guard. – Raleigh by Edmund Gosse
  5. " Mr. Carleton could not be better pleased than at such a tribute to his eloquence," said Mr. Thorn, with a saturnine expression. – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
  6. Sergeant Mackay- lean, bronzed, and saturnine when the humor seized him- now bent his grizzled head with keen gray eyes that twinkled as he chatted to the fresh- faced girl in the simple dress beside him. – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  7. In addition to these notable captures the torpedo boat, Porter, took the Spanish schooner, Antonio, laden with sugar for Havana, and the revenue cutter, Winona, added the Spanish steamer Saturnine to the list. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  8. Yes, Vaucheray, a saturnine spirit, full of bitterness and envy, an ambitious, unscrupulous, gloomy, crafty man, who had acquired a great empire over my son. – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
  9. He was short and thick, with a bald head and a large sagacious nose and a saturnine smile and a heavy moustache. – A Wanderer in Paris by E. V. Lucas
  10. Precious little information I was able to abstract at first from my saturnine visitors. – I Married a Ranger by Dama Margaret Smith
  11. He was followed by another rider, a lean, swarthy individual with a smooth- shaven, saturnine face. – The Heart of the Range by William Patterson White