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look bleak

To seem or appear very unfavorable or utterly hopeless; to seem grim or bleak. Whenever things start to look bleak in life, my children always make me feel immensely better. After reviewing the fourth quarter financials, things are looking pretty bleak for the company.
See also: bleak, look
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In the morning, when I was fighting my way to school against the wind, I couldn't see anything but the road in front of me; but in the late afternoon, when I was coming home, the town looked bleak and desolate to me.
(This plaintive look always came into our eyes when we did not understand a thing, or when we felt the prod of some vague and inexpressible desire.) Red-Eye, too, when he investigated the ice, looked bleak and plaintive, and stared across the river into the northeast, as though in some way he connected the Fire People with this latest happening.
The future of employees both working on regular and on contract basis in Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) looked bleak and unsafe, he added.
The future looked bleak when New Zealand border control said she might have to be euthanised.
It looked looked bleak when Sergio Bus bundled home an 86th-minute opener for the Owls in front of 20,851.
It looked bleak for the visitors when Andy Barcham (below) fired Scunthorpe into the lead after just three minutes.
Benitez's future at the San Siro had looked bleak since he appeared to issue an ultimatum after leading Inter to success in the FIFA Club World Cup on Saturday.
Things looked bleak for Philip Hobbs's six-year-old turning for home, as McCoy had been pushing away down the back straight, trading at an in-running high of 14 in the process.
REMARKABLE TURNABOUT: Six months before this picture was taken in May 1981 things looked bleak for Middlesbrough businessman Phillip Welsh.
At lunchtime yesterday rescuers said the young whale's future looked bleak, but around 4pm it reversed course near Erskine Bridge and headed downstream.
The Reds' prospects of reaching the last 16 looked bleak after a home defeat to the French side and another loss at Besiktas.
I closed the paper and looked out of the window again, but this time the passing landscape looked bleak. As someone once said: "If it's a nice day, watch some *** spoil it".
Jason Roberts put Blackburn in front on the hour and Charlton's hopes looked bleak after Thatcher's red card.
Melville's future looked bleak following the 24-16 defeat by Saracens in last Saturday's Zurich Wildcard final - a result which denied them entrance into next season's Heineken Cup - and his three-year stint in the West Country is over