MELANCHOLY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of MELANCHOLY
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melancholy
 a.  gloomy; feeling of thoughtful sadness; affected by depression
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The company was occupied in playing faro; a dozen melancholy punters held each in his hand a little pack of cards; a bad record of his misfortunes.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XXII
2  He fell into a deep melancholy, and neither went to see the opera, nor any of the other diversions of the Carnival; nay, he was proof against the temptations of all the ladies.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XXIV
3  Candide's melancholy increased; and Martin continued to prove to him that there was very little virtue or happiness upon earth, except perhaps in El Dorado, where nobody could gain admittance.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XXIV
4  It was, moreover, a firm, energetic, and melancholy profile.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE EVENING OF A DAY OF WALKING
5  A melancholy fold, which resembled the beginning of irony, wrinkled her right cheek.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—ONE MOTHER MEETS ANOTHER MOTHER
6  His workmen, in particular, adored him, and he endured this adoration with a sort of melancholy gravity.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MADELEINE
7  He was stoical, serious, austere; a melancholy dreamer, humble and haughty, like fanatics.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—VAGUE FLASHES ON THE HORIZON
8  At the point in this melancholy drama which we have now reached, nothing is left to Fantine of that which she had formerly been.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XI—CHRISTUS NOS LIBERAVIT
9  That face, as impenetrable and simple as granite, no longer bore any trace of anything but a melancholy depression.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—HOW JEAN MAY BECOME CHAMP
10  All the morning she was melancholy, said but little, and laid plaits in her sheets, murmuring the while, in a low voice, calculations which seemed to be calculations of distances.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI—SISTER SIMPLICE PUT TO THE PROOF
11  But she coughed in a melancholy way.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI—SISTER SIMPLICE PUT TO THE PROOF
12  Fantine raised herself and crouched on her heels in the bed: her eyes sparkled; indescribable joy beamed from that melancholy face.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI—SISTER SIMPLICE PUT TO THE PROOF
13  Nothing can reproduce the sombre and kindly melancholy of tone which accompanied these words.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER XI—CHAMPMATHIEU MORE AND MORE ASTONISHED
14  The rout behind the Guard was melancholy.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—THE CATASTROPHE
15  At the moment when Cosette emerged, bucket in hand, melancholy and overcome as she was, she could not refrain from lifting her eyes to that wonderful doll, towards the lady, as she called it.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—ENTRANCE ON THE SCENE OF A DOLL
Example Sentence:
1  You are not well, you have no friend to cheer you, and this melancholy is the result.
2  The dove has a plaintive and melancholy call.
3  From its craggy summit I looked out myself across the melancholy downs.
4  The setting sun lent an air of melancholy to the scene.