MOURNFUL's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of mournful
Definition:
a. feeling or expressing sorrow or grief; sad; gloomy
Example:
He gazed round the table; he saw they were all waiting for his explanation, and his expression grew mournful.
Sentence in Classic:
I like it; but there is no hymn that can be put beside that mournful and majestic processional song, the VEXILLA REGIS of Venantius Fortunatus.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
We got to have a rock for the coat of arms and mournful inscriptions, and we can kill two birds with that same rock.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Context
It was a very still Sabbath, and the mournful sound seemed in keeping with the musing hush that lay upon nature.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
The hand did not respond to her pressure, but the face of Mademoiselle Varenka glowed with a soft, glad, though rather mournful smile, that showed large but handsome teeth.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Each visitor performed the ceremony of greeting this old aunt whom not one of them knew, not one of them wanted to know, and not one of them cared about; Anna Pavlovna observed these greetings with mournful and solemn interest and silent approval.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
With mournful pleasure she now lingered over these images, repelling with horror only the last one, the picture of his death, which she felt she could not contemplate even in imagination at this still and mystic hour of night.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Some, whom they had succoured, gave them as good a dinner as they could in such disastrous circumstances; true, the repast was mournful, and the company moistened their bread with tears; but Pangloss consoled them, assuring them that things could not be otherwise.
Candide By Voltaire Context
A bird, in a cage very little bigger than himself, makes a mournful rattle now and then in hopping on his perch, two inches high, or dropping from it; but neither sings nor chirps.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
At the end of it is a buoy with a bell, which swings in bad weather, and sends in a mournful sound on the wind.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
He did not even know whether any one else in the world felt as he did, or whether he was the sole victim of this mournful privilege.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton Context
Arkady was particularly struck by the last part of the sonata, the part in which, in the midst of the bewitching gaiety of the careless melody, the pangs of such mournful, almost tragic suffering, suddenly break in.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context