The only consoling news about this dreary debate is that it means that there is now one less to watch before the primaries start.
It was at once a dreary and a weird town, but I felt, maybe I was, too weird for it.
How romantic it seems now, how far away, and how unlike our own dreary time.
When she came to power in 1978, Britain was a dreary, dreary place: dingy, funereal, abashed, scruffy, feckless.
Somehow the British devised a range of sports heroically unsuited to the dreary local climate.
Tientsin is a dreary place in a salt plain, and the climate is very cold, as it is throughout North China.
He found the district to the north to be a dreary waste, destitute of food and water.
There were more pigeons about the dreary stable-yard and outbuildings than anybody but the landlord could reckon up.
There was the dreary monotone of crushed hope in Porter's voice as he spoke.
Her life seemed to have been so without point, so useless heretofore; and all that could yet be, how useless and dreary it looked!
Old English dreorig "sad, sorrowful," originally "cruel, bloody, blood-stained," from dreor "gore, blood," from (ge)dreosan (past participle droren) "fall, decline, fail," from West Germanic *dreuzas (cf. Old Norse dreyrigr "gory, bloody," and more remotely, German traurig "sad, sorrowful"), from PIE root *dhreu- "to fall, flow, drip, droop" (see drip (v.)).
The word has lost its original sense of "dripping blood." Sense of "dismal, gloomy" first recorded 1667 in "Paradise Lost," but Old English had a related verb drysmian "become gloomy."