Examples of morose in a Sentence
She thought of the bootlegger at home—a raddled, skinny old man, morose and suspicious. He sat on his front step with a shotgun on Halloween night. —Alice Munro, Runaway, 2004
We have little finished footage to go by, but enough to give us pause: an exquisite clip of Rochefort, sitting with a book in the half-darkness, his eyes wet, gleaming, and morose. —Anthony Lane, New Yorker, 3 Feb. 2003
I have never known if Momma sent for us, or if the St. Louis family just got fed up with my grim presence. There is nothing more appalling than a constantly morose child. —Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1969
He became morose and withdrawn and would not talk to anyone.
those morose job seekers who have grown accustomed to rejection
Recent Examples of morose from the Web
The footage revealed the morose state of Cherry Tree Lane in London’s slump era, where the Banks family is distraught following the death of Michael’s wife.
Typical sad Limey stuff from a day when Morrissey was still just a morose Manchester kid writing fan letters to the New York Dolls.
The Answers follows Mary Parsons, a peculiar, morose, blank slate of a girl from Tennessee.
That would explain a lot, except there’s not enough sun; the continuity is so inept that we get whisked directly from a bright and glorious day, in one shot, to another that looks gray and morose.
But the mug shot of an unshaven, tired and morose looking Woods won’t play well in any marketing campaign.
Charlie Brown and Linus appear silently in three panels, sitting and looking morose.
The matinee morose cast over 32,267 fans at Camden Yards set in early when the long innings forged the result before a late comeback effort came up short.
The rest fall into the same category of morose rock anthems that Linkin Park has been dutifully putting out for years.
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Origin and Etymology of morose
Latin morosus, literally, capricious, from mor-, mos will
First Known Use: 1565See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of morose
MOROSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of morose for English Language Learners
of a person : very serious, unhappy, and quiet
: very sad or unhappy
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Definition of morose for Students
: very serious, unhappy, and quiet She became morose and spoke to no one.
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