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Sentence count:50+1 Only show simple sentencesPosted:2016-10-18Updated:2016-12-13
Synonym: bad-temperedbluntbrusquecurtgruffharshmoodyroughrudesullenSimilar words: purloinedearlyfairlynearlyproperlyelderlyformerlynot nearlyMeaning: ['sɜrlɪ /'sɜː-]  adj. inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace. 
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1, We were served by a very surly waiter.
2, He became surly and rude towards me.
3, He gave me a surly look.
4, The surly insolence of the waiters drove him into a rage, and he flung his serviette to the floor and stalked out of the restaurant.
5, Don't look so surly!
6, Yet this morning you're rude, surly, and unapproachable.
7, Kevin can be really surly sometimes.
8, Poet Isaac Rosenfeld played the surly butler.
9, Passengers complained about the dirty lavatory and surly staff.
10, A surly jobsworth alerted security.
11, The others hung back, looking surly.
12, Fred's attitude of surly non-cooperativeness makes further investigation difficult.
13, Jason is still surly, ill and suspicious, as any quiet genius might be.
14, The man who shared her apartment was surly, unfriendly, and always complaining about the lifts and the garbage disposal.
15, He sort of slips the surly bonds of fact every now and then.
16, He was for ever putting his arm round surly Arthur and inquiring after the score with a beam on his face.
17, Still, he is impressive as the surly,[] enigmatic intellectual who offers Jane a glimmer of hope for a better life.
18, Her boss being a surly middle-aged man at a nearby table in an otherwise almost empty caf.
19, I began to be a little surly with him.
20, Many people are put off by his surly behavior.
21, That old man is rather surly.
22, She was plain, spiteful, and surly.
23, Dirk's surly exterior concealed a warm and generous nature.
24, In the open doorway our surly German shadow glowers.
25, A lion went surly by.
26, I declined to tip the porter, who left with a surly expression.
27, The other was older, tall as Trollope and had a surly self-important air about her.
28, She knew him, and could imagine his state now, half surly defiance, half anxious and defensive fear.
29, One of his daughters takes me to borrow the telephone of a surly neighbour, who insists I pay for the call.
30, Ambrosch had got over his good spell long ago, and was always surly.
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