What does the word drear mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Dreary.

Usage examples for drear

  1. Day follows day in one long round, Monotonous and blank and drear; Less painful were it to be bound On some bleak rock, for aye to hear- Without one chance of getting free- The ocean's melancholy voice! – Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan by Toru Dutt
  2. O'er the drear tract of Time, Remembrance views Some dear, some long- departed, pleasure gleam;- So o'er the dark expanse the eye pursues Upon the wat'ry edge a transient beam. – Poems by Sir John Carr
  3. If the way be drear, If the foe be near, Let not faithless fears o'ertake us, Let not faith and hope forsake us; For, through many a foe To our home we go. – Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul by Various
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