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 Meanings and Examples of DOLEFULLY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
dolefully
 ad.  with sadness; in a sorrowful manner
Classic Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  After this escape, I was content to take a foggy view of the Inn through the window's encrusting dirt, and to stand dolefully looking out, saying to myself that London was decidedly overrated.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXI
2  I had scarcely arrived at the total when a seventh was heard, as in the region of air, wailing dolefully.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXII
3  Rather a stately house of its kind, but dolefully in want of painting, and with dirty windows.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVI
4  Mrs. Trenor shook her head dolefully.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
5  "This yer young-un business makes lots of trouble in the trade," said Haley, dolefully.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
6  "I keep turning over new leaves, and spoiling them, as I used to spoil my copybooks, and I make so many beginnings there never will be an end," he said dolefully.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
7  When donning his uniform of a National Guardsman on the preceding evening, he had forgotten, dolefully absorbed as he was, to take his pocket-book.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE TORN COAT-TAIL
8  Every mouthful of food was an acute positive pleasure, now that it was truly their own food, produced by themselves and for themselves, not doled out to them by a grudging master.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter III
9  An allowance of brandy was doled out to each.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—THE SITUATION BECOMES AGGRAVATED
10  And after the first flush of freedom wore off, and his true helplessness dawned on the freedman, he came back and picked up his hoe, and old master still doled out his bacon and meal.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
11  The tunes were either very lively or very doleful, and he sang words to some of them.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: V
12  There was one who raised a doleful cry.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
13  The men's faces grew doleful from the interpreting of omens.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 16
14  The expression of her face was an odd mixture of shrewdness and cunning, over which was oddly drawn, like a kind of veil, an expression of the most doleful gravity and solemnity.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
15  So it was not very pleasant when she opened the door of her room, to see Martha standing waiting for her with a doleful face.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
Example Sentence:
1  Billions of dollars of dodgy loans - doled out by banks to subprime borrowers and then resold numerous times on international debt markets - began to unravel and default.
2  She quickly doled out the food.
3  He found the doleful lamentations of the bereaved family emotionally disturbing and he left as quickly as he could.
4  The gale still rising, seemed to my ear to muffle a mournful under-sound; whether in the house or abroad I could not at first tell, but it recurred, doubtful yet doleful at every lull; at last I made out it must be some dog howling at a distance.
5  Melrose said his supply went dry Saturday after doling out 10 times the normal number of flu shots to victims of the coughing—sneezing-head-feverish epidemic sweeping the nation.
6  She lost her job and had to claim dole.
7  The Red Cross flew to the area of the earthquake,ready to dole out supplies of food,water and medicine.
8  The poor family received the fixed dole every month.