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Related to doleful: dolefully, scoff at
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In that case, then, throw aside your doleful looks.
Bring forth the chart, the doleful chart; See where them mountings meet
The prologue stopped short, and all heads turned tumultuously towards the beggar, who, far from being disconcerted by this, saw, in this incident, a good opportunity for reaping his harvest, and who began to whine in a doleful way, half closing his eyes the while,--"Charity, please
For Boris, Julie played most doleful nocturnes on her harp.
Perhaps, when good-bye came she was weeping because all the pretty things were said and done with, or she was making doleful confessions about herself, so impulsive and generous and confidential, and so devoid of humour, that they compelled even a tragic swain to laugh.
Breakfast at Green Gables that morning was a rather doleful meal.
Alec quickly, as a doleful sniff from Aunt Myra, and a murmur of "My sainted Caroline," made Rose pause and look that way.
Mournfully and low the man of God began his eulogy of the dead, and his doleful voice, mingled with the sobbing which it was its purpose to stimulate and sustain, rose and fell, seemed to come and go, like the sound of a sullen sea.
The doleful change in Mr Verloc's physiognomy, the momentary drooping of his whole person, confessed that such was the regrettable case.
His prophetic and doleful despatches had been for years the joke of Foreign Offices.
with other doleful lamentations of that nature, which she delivered with great propriety and decorum.
And the doleful trend continues: That peerless observer of the economic scene, Ed Hyman, of ISI Group, reports that .
Ashbys very nearly found itself added to that doleful list a few years back when, after over a century of successful trading, the company seemed to be headed for the breaker's yard.
And despite an unpredicted 17 years of stable global temperature trends, their prophets still chant their doleful dirge: "Unless we have a carbon tax, extreme weather disasters are coming your way soon.
But it's perhaps the gipsy caravan that has the biggest impact - pulled by Albert the doleful, clog-dancing horse with a Brummie accent, superbly played by Chris Nayak.