adjective, bleak·er, bleak·est.
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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.
A farm of five hundred acres was secured within a week, the bleakest, coldest spot ever swept by ocean breezes anywhere.Mrs. Raffles|John Kendrick Bangs
A gray dawn was breaking, and this is the coldest and bleakest hour of the day.Left on the Labrador|Dillon Wallace
The bleakest portions of a farm should be pastured off in autumn, so as to reserve the sheltered spots for winter use.A Treatise on Sheep:|Ambrose Blacklock
From tropic to the bleakest north, the cocks crow before the advancing margin of dawn.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
How his heart flows out in sympathy over universal nature; and in her bleakest provinces discerns a beauty and a meaning!Life of Robert Burns|Thomas Carlyle