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Word Example of - dullness

    Example Sentences for dullness

    Yes, to drive off the dullness, thought I; to get rid of the horror of thinking.

    "Mais non," he retorted, annoyed at my dullness to comprehend.

    She wanted him to strike fire against her mother's dullness.

    For all her dullness, it was a signal from Sally that saved Andrew.

    He rather prided himself on being dull, and on conquering in spite of his dullness.

    I know all about the "dullness" and "monotony" of rural life, bad housing and the rest of it.

    The dullness may give way to great uneasiness, champing of the jaws, spasms of the limbs, kicking and pawing the ground.

    His attempts at general conversation broke down into dullness.

    Meanwhile, while her blood was aglow, Holt sank further into the dullness of his senses.

    There was the dullness that comes when grief has reached the breaking point.

Word Origin & History of - dullness

    Word Origin & History

    dull M.E., but rare before mid-14c., apparently from O.E. dol "dull-witted, foolish," or from M.L.G. dul "slow-witted," both from P.Gmc. *dulaz. Of color from early 15c.; of pain or other sensations from 1725. Sense of "boring" first recorded 1580s. Dullsville, slang for "town where nothing happens," attested from 1960.

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