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Some days it’s a little bit surly at first—it’s hard to wake it up.
Cramped seats, mask requirements and surly service aren’t the worst part of international airline travel.
Cole flirts with selling drugs, but as it turns out, he has a way with horses, most notably a surly creature known as Boo.Idris Elba Brings a Regal Urban Cowboy to Life in Concrete Cowboy|Stephanie Zacharek|April 2, 2021|Time
Housebound’s surly protagonist is fed up with her house arrest from day one.One Good Thing: Housebound is the perfect horror comedy for the perpetually quarantined|Aja Romano|December 31, 2020|Vox
Even now, the GOP still polls less well than the Democratic Party with a surly electorate.To Make Their Victory Durable, the GOP Must Fix the Minimum Wage|Dmitri Mehlhorn|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So, Dean picks Laney Boggs (Rachael Leigh Cook), a dorky, surly art student.‘She’s All That' 15th Anniversary: Cast and Crew Reminisce About the Making of the ‘90s Classic|Marlow Stern|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No word on if this outrageous sum, which Stewart raised for Hurricane Sandy relief, merited a smile from the famously surly star.Eastwood’s Wife Files for Separation; Stewart Charges $500K for Appearance|Culture Team|September 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This was a guy so surly and grim that he made Tommy Lee Jones look like SpongeBob SquarePants.Obama’s Phony Bipartisan Pick: Chuck Hagel for Defense|Matt Latimer|January 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was a bit like watching a surly jazz musician, channeling Miles Davis, take the stage.
He had no other opportunity; for the Jew remained very surly and silent till night, when he prepared to go abroad.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
The stern officer gave a surly refusal, replying, "My orders are to take you first."Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
Mr. Clatt was not visible, but left his cottage at Isabel's call, and gave them something more than his usual surly greeting.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
The shop officer has repeatedly warned me against my disrespectful and surly manner.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
I reached Bernay to breakfast, and, for the first time in France, met with a surly host and a sour hostess.