More than the dour, establishment-tainted John McCain ever did, she inspired and energized millions of voters.
The new prime minister, of course, is no Gordon Brown—a dour Scot with no gift for small talk.
Too often Dawkins's anti-clerical rhetoric makes him seem like a dour and negative man.
This decline, not surprisingly, has engendered a dour mood among much of the yeomanry.
Save for the dour voice of Brit Hume, broadcast over the worst party you have ever been to, it became eerily silent in Boston.
He was a silent, precise man with a dour nature and a hard Aberdonian accent.
Grim, dour, silent, it waited for the beginning of hostilities.
When they were so poor and the future so dour, how could she keep from earning a little money?
Nobody was surprised, since this dour officer had been in trouble before.
One murmured to another: "Magersfontein, dour, and this—you've had some successful battles."
bleak and gloomy
Latin durus 'hard'