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Usage examples for surly

  1. " I'm not," says a muffled, surly voice. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  2. But the next moment the old man was erect; one hand grasping the captured pistol, the other clutching at arm's length the throat of a figure, surly, youthful, and savage. – Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  3. Sir Walter Raleigh now married or acknowledged Elizabeth Throckmorton, and in February 1593 Sir Robert Cecil procured some sort of surly recognition of the marriage from the Queen. – Raleigh by Edmund Gosse
  4. But, with a surly nod to me, the man left the apartment; and in a moment more the heavy footsteps of himself and his companion were heard descending the staircase. – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  5. " Aw, don't worry yourself about me," Winters had replied in a surly voice. – Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball by J. W. Duffield
  6. One day one of them asked Stubby why he didn't have a dog and he replied in surly fashion that he didn't have one 'cause he didn't want one. – Lifted Masks Stories by Susan Glaspell
  7. He spoke in his usual surly fashion, but by this time I had become accustomed to it. – A Rogue by Compulsion by Victor Bridges
  8. " Yes, it was that," replied a surly voice. – Melomaniacs by James Huneker
  9. Sir Marmaduke was not afraid of meeting the old Quakeress, nor yet the surly smith; Richard being out of the way, he had no misgivings in his mind when he retraced his steps towards the cottage. – The Nest of the Sparrowhawk by Baroness Orczy
  10. He begged the door- keeper to let him in, but the surly man refused to do so. – The Moral Instruction of Children by Felix Adler
  11. Ercole asked, in a low and surly voice. – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  12. For the rest, as their only means of communication with those who dwelt beyond was the surly gardener, who was deaf and set there to spy on them, little news ever reached them. – The Lady Of Blossholme by H. Rider Haggard
  13. " To his death," answered a surly fellow. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  14. Welborne put out his hand as if to touch the purple and swollen spot above Bradley's eye, but with a surly oath the young man drew back. – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  15. The fight was one of extreme interest, and both parties came up to the encounter with surly confidence. – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  16. He could get no information about her from the neighbors; they were surly or asleep. – Spare Hours by John Brown
  17. McNeil questioned the prisoners, but they were surly and would say nothing. – The Courier of the Ozarks by Byron A. Dunn
  18. I never smoke, said Mr. Weintraub, with a smile which somehow did not seem to fit his surly face. – The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
  19. The husband seemed a surly sort of chap. – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  20. I should have been here sooner but for that surly gardener of yours, who kept me waiting at the gate. – Athelstane Ford by Allen Upward
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