adjective, bleak·er, bleak·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM bleakbleakish, adjectivebleakly, adverbbleakness, noun
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“Justice-without-mercy must easily be the bleakest, coldest, combination of words in the language,” Salinger writes.When Salinger Spoke Out: A Rare 1959 Public Letter Against Life in Prison|Nicolaus Mills|December 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The nonprofit Samasource farms out manual data-entry work to refugees in the bleakest war-torn areas on earth.Never Mind Inequality: Silicon Valley Enriches All of Our Lives|Gregory Ferenstein|May 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But it is precisely when conditions are bleakest that people on both sides require a positive vision for the future.
That comes a few hours after the jobs report from Friday morning, one of the bleakest yet.
And working in politics at the bleakest moment is better than any other career that certainly was available to me.
As for me, I would not change the bleakest of them for the province of Champagne.Doom Castle|Neil Munro
A culture without them would be the bleakest and most repulsive materialism.
The popular fancy buried King Arthur in a long mound in the Camelford district—about the bleakest and most sterile in the county.Cornish Saints and Sinners|J. Henry Harris
I like the bleakest hillside I ever slept on better than I like this house!Armadale|Wilkie Collins
Morning found him with the time and the great desire to follow the “Gray Streak” to the bleakest shore of the Arctic, if need be.Riddle of the Storm|Roy J. Snell