Whereas Gotham mopes in the shadows, The Flash bursts like a splash page.
Clad in his scanty linen garments he crouches, and mopes, and shivers, and waits for the sun to rise and warm him.
Come on, Nell, don't let us sit here and get the mopes, and think of our consciences.
A day or two ago I thought she was beginning to get over it; but she mopes about and is getting thin.
Why mopes she, looking so haggard, with features expressionless and inane?
And willful too—he just mopes around because he wants to show me I'm wrong.
You cant think how thin she has grown, and she mopes like an old woman.
And now he mopes and frets; and neither me nor Ned nor Fan can get any good of him.
“Mr. mopes is dirty, it cannot be denied,” said the Landlord.
This fact is immediately communicated to the stomach, which, in true sisterly fashion, mopes and sulks out of sheer sympathy.
1560s, "to move and act unconsciously;" 1580s, "to be listless and apathetic," the sound of the word perhaps somehow suggestive of low feelings (cf. Low German mopen "to sulk," Dutch moppen "to grumble, to grouse," Danish maabe, dialectal Swedish mopa "to mope"). Related: Moped; moping; mopey; mopish.