Spring is a time of new beginnings, but in the years that followed, I became inward and sullen as those memories took me under.
For someone with such a sunny reputation as Barrymore, she is glad that people can see her summoning her sullen side.
Strung out on a punishing regimen of diet pills, the once genial young man becomes a sullen, self-pitying wreck.
Kristen Stewart was cast as Marylou at 17, before she played fair-skinned and often sullen Bella Swan in The Twilight series.
Everything worked out wonderfully, but I remained sort of sullen inside—I wanted to remain a Pennsylvania farm boy.
We drew up under the rocks, and stood side by side in sullen silence.
Hendry's sullen eyes gleamed vindictively as he nodded assent.
The latter meets the gaze of Lantanas with a sullen look, which seems to threaten disobedience.
The sullen slapping of the waves drowned his crunching footsteps.
The wide sea of commerce was stagnant; upon the realm of Industry settled down a sullen lethargy.
1570s, alteration of Middle English soleyn "unique, singular," from Anglo-French *solein, formed on the pattern of Old French soltain, from Old French soul "single" (see sole (n.2)). The sense shift in Middle English from "solitary" to "morose" occurred late 14c.