The glass in the hood of the hansom kept out the biting rain, but the drear approach of a wet evening was not to be denied.
Must her life be drear and wintry, except as she rambles into the pleasaunce of others?
The sad scene must have been repeated many times in that long, drear winter.
October drifted into November and the chill, drear days came.
They reached their destination in the drear dead of midnight.
It all seemed dark and drear, and not a gleam of sunshine in sight.
Only we shall all be back at Westminster again in drear November.
Between was the plain, and the plain was a place of drear sound—oh, of drear sound!
I seem suddenly lifted out of a drear monotony of unchanging days, back to a life of extraordinary vitality and promise.
I was in trouble and you have relieved me nobly and at a time when all seemed dark and drear.