Surly in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Surly

Irritated, bad-tempered, unfriendly. | Threatening, menacing, gloomy. | (obsolete) Lordly, arrogant, supercilious.

Short Example Sentence for Surly

  • 1. Bob looked at her with a surly smile. 🔊
  • 2. Tignonville replied in a surly tone. 🔊
  • 3. Others might think them surly or prosaic. 🔊
  • 4. A surly nod was the sole answer. 🔊
  • 5. Very surly and sad and irascible the miller had grown. 🔊
  • 6. Dry throats make surly answers, as the proverb says. 🔊
  • 7. They are stolid, surly and Sphinx-like always. 🔊
  • 8. But the Political Economist was surly about his compliment. 🔊
  • 9. This same Farmer Gammon seems a surly spark. 🔊
  • 10. Old Tanner turned a surly back upon Frank. 🔊
  • 11. He was noted for his meanness and for his surly disposition toward all. 🔊
  • 12. Hugh was distinctly distant and surly for another reason as well. 🔊
  • 13. Slowly and with a surly face he came forward to take the horses. 🔊
  • 14. Markart had come in by now, but he was too surly and sore to speak. 🔊
  • 15. A surly dog," he thought him. 🔊
  • 16. The cookee was a surly looking chap of about twenty-one years of age. 🔊
  • 17. But if Dick was unsettled, this was not his surly mood of the night before. 🔊
  • 18. McNeil questioned the prisoners, but they were surly and would say nothing. 🔊

How to use Surly in Sentence?

  • 1. He had brought a man with him to work the mill who was even more surly and morose than his master. 🔊
  • 2. In spite of the conventional terms there was a surly burr to his tone that belied the courtesy. 🔊
  • 3. He was lurking in the hall below, waiting for her surly and sour and insulting. 🔊
  • 4. After his first set-to with the surly laborer, he had not had any open trouble with his men. 🔊
  • 5. For five minutes the surly oarsmen pulled away, headed in the direction from which they came. 🔊
  • 6. Whatever surly sweetness possession can give, is tasted in England to the dregs. 🔊
  • 7. And one of them, a tall, surly fellow, was quite evidently bent on making trouble. 🔊
  • 8. A great, smoldering, cold-blooded wrath shone in his blue eyes, mingled with a surly fear. 🔊
  • 9. Once on a time there was a man so surly and cross he never thought his wife did anything right in the house. 🔊
  • 10. Then with a grim and surly voice he bid them awake, and asked them whence 10 they were and what they did in his grounds. 🔊
  • 11. He was as surly and cross as before, though his face wore something like an expression of triumph this time. 🔊
  • 12. Mosk saw that the appearance of the chaplain was detrimental to business, and resenting his presence gave him but a surly greeting. 🔊
  • 13. Then the surly governor dissolved them, saying he had no further use for them, and forbade any popular assemblage thereafter. 🔊
  • 14. I could well wish it substituted in our country, for the surly and selfish manners of people in public-houses to each other. 🔊
  • 15. Lawley being ill, he declined starting in the rain, and our host became more and more surly when we stated our intention of remaining with him. 🔊
  • 16. He spent the rest of the day in a state of morose disquiet, denying himself to visitors, short and surly with his servants. 🔊
  • 17. The captain had expected to interview Semmel once more, but found the fellow so surly he gave up the attempt. 🔊