doleful

All Adjective
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  • When I came within sight of our old home, it presented a doleful appearance. Cited from Rudder Grange, by Frank R. Stockton
  • Little dreams he that for more than twelve years those doleful walls would be his home. Cited from Sir Walter Raleigh and His Times, by Kingsley
  • One of these gentlemen was looking very happy and the other very doleful. Cited from Punchinello, Vol. I, No. 24, September 10, 1870, by Various
  • How could any one be doleful under so much joy? Cited from One Woman's Life, by Robert Herrick
  • With what have you stopped your ears that you do not hear these doleful sounds? Cited from Looking Backward, 2000 to 1887, by Edward Bellamy
  • He looked very doleful -- for he didn't know what to do. Cited from The Tale of Daddy Longlegs, by Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Then said the boys, Are we not yet at the end of this doleful place? Cited from The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3, by John Bunyan
  • But a more doleful face than appeared at the breakfast table could not be found. Cited from A Sweet Little Maid, by Amy E. Blanchard
  • Of course all these things, whether we will or no, bring very doleful images to the mind. Cited from Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe,Charles Edward Stowe
  • His experience in living must have been very doleful, for he declared that he had seen worse places. Cited from Lights and Shadows of New York Life, by James D. McCabe
  • But what made the thing he said sound even more doleful was that it was difficult for him to speak out. Cited from The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, by Selma Lagerloef
  • Now smile and look like yourself, for we can allow no doleful faces to-day. Cited from More About Peggy, by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  • Had both gone, he would have had a doleful time of it. Cited from The Girl at Cobhurst, by Frank Richard Stockton
  • I am so doleful and so sad, I really do feel awful bad! Cited from Marjorie's Vacation, by Carolyn Wells
  • God grant we never live to see that doleful day. Cited from History United Netherlands, 1585-86 by Motley
  • For all that I could tell, it might be certain death, to enter that doleful looking opening. Cited from The House on the Borderland, by William Hope Hodgson
  • Once, when she lost her sheep, she was very doleful indeed. Cited from My First Picture Book, by Joseph Martin Kronheim
  • The little man was looking more doleful and dejected than ever, if possible. Cited from Frank Merriwell's Nobility, by Burt L. Standish (AKA Gilbert Patten)
  • She started, her cheeks red with the blood that fled her heart when she heard this doleful news. Cited from Visionaries, by James Huneker
  • I think it must be doleful to stay alone in such a place during those gruesome night hours. Cited from Joyce's Investments, by Fannie E. Newberry
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