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- adv. In a doleful manner
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a doleful manner; sorrowfully; dismally; sadly.
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- adv. with sadness; in a sorrowful manner
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What I mostly thought last night, sentimentally and dolefully, is that now I'm the parents and, really, so is the show.
All the night was tenantless but for themselves and some birds that called dolefully in the woods.
Lambs, trailing behind, called dolefully to the plunging ewes that trampled each other in their terror.
But Paris looks coldly on me without your eye in its head, and not being able to shake your hand I shake my own head dolefully, which is but poor satisfaction.
Another remarks dolefully, Everybody dies of life.
A straggly, hand-puppet beast – a one-time mighty cucumber-lifter – sits dolefully in a rocking chair in his cosy cardboard box, indulging in a death scene as protracted as a Victorian melodrama.
I mean, is not conventional Christian teleology dolefully misanthropic by definition?
LNN: Do you even bother trying to explain the sensibility of cosmic horror your projects gleefully cultivate to the dolefully uninitiated?
"Ever ride Cheerful Tortoise?" she said dolefully.
That's after Krapp takes a whole banana and inserts it in his mouth -- with most of the banana hanging down -- and stares dolefully out at the crowd.