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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dreary  \Drear"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Drearier};  superl.  {Dreariest}.] 
  [OE.  dreori  dreri  AS  dre['o]rig,  sad;  akin  to  G.  traurig 
  and  prob.  to  AS  dre['o]san  to  fall,  Goth.  driusan  Cf 
  {Dross},  {Drear},  {Drizzle},  {Drowse}.] 
  1.  Sorrowful;  distressful.  [Obs.]  ``  Dreary  shrieks.'' 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  Exciting  cheerless  sensations,  feelings,  or  associations; 
  comfortless;  dismal;  gloomy.  ``  Dreary  shades.''  --Dryden. 
  ``The  dreary  ground.''  --Prior. 
 
  Full  many  a  dreary  anxious  hour.  --Keble. 
 
  Johnson  entered  on  his  vocation  in  the  most  dreary 
  part  of  that  dreary  interval  which  separated  two 
  ages  of  prosperity.  --Macaulay. 




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