The Daily Beast met Stevens in a dreary New York hotel room.
The only consoling news about this dreary debate is that it means that there is now one less to watch before the primaries start.
Aside from her degrees from Princeton and Yale, Sotomayor become known for her exceedingly detailed and dreary judicial briefs.
It was at once a dreary and a weird town, but I felt, maybe I was, too weird for it.
On the final day of the campaign, a dreary New England day, the two candidates seemed to switch strategies.
Tientsin is a dreary place in a salt plain, and the climate is very cold, as it is throughout North China.
Hope shuddered to see the glance she cast round the dreary place.
There were more pigeons about the dreary stable-yard and outbuildings than anybody but the landlord could reckon up.
Earth would have been a dreary waste to me from that instant.
Her life seemed to have been so without point, so useless heretofore; and all that could yet be, how useless and dreary it looked!
Old English dreorig "sad, sorrowful," originally "cruel, bloody, blood-stained," from dreor "gore, blood," from (ge)dreosan (past participle droren) "fall, decline, fail," from West Germanic *dreuzas (cf. Old Norse dreyrigr "gory, bloody," and more remotely, German traurig "sad, sorrowful"), from PIE root *dhreu- "to fall, flow, drip, droop" (see drip (v.)).
The word has lost its original sense of "dripping blood." Sense of "dismal, gloomy" first recorded 1667 in "Paradise Lost," but Old English had a related verb drysmian "become gloomy."