drear

Part of speech: adjective

Dreary.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Various.