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 Meanings and Examples of MOURNFUL
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mournful
 a.  feeling or expressing sorrow or grief; sad; gloomy
Classic Sentence: (198 in 14 pages)
1  As he stood trembling on its mournful brink, he recoiled with horror.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—WORKS CORRESPONDING TO WORDS
2  Nothing from them ever reached him again; he never beheld them; he never met them again; and in the continuation of this mournful history they will not be met with any more.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—JEAN VALJEAN
3  Breaking the gloomy bonds of the past is a mournful task.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VIII—MADAME VICTURNIEN EXPENDS THIRTY FRANCS ON M...
4  Javert began to laugh, with that mournful laugh which comes from profound conviction.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—HOW JEAN MAY BECOME CHAMP
5  It was one of those accidents which are always occurring, and which seem to form a part of the mysterious stage-setting of mournful scenes.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER II—FANTINE HAPPY
6  By taking from this mournful field the wherewithal to make a monument to it, its real relief has been taken away, and history, disconcerted, no longer finds her bearings there.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—NAPOLEON IN A GOOD HUMOR
7  These surmises, which so closely resembled proofs, whirled suddenly, like a handful of dust caught up by an unexpected gust of wind, through Jean Valjean's mournful brain.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—TO WIT, THE PLAN OF PARIS IN 1727
8  It was a woman's voice, a gentle voice, so gentle that it was mournful.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—NUMBER 62 RUE PETIT-PICPUS
9  The evening had that serenity which overwhelms the troubles of man beneath an indescribably mournful and eternal joy.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—APPARITION TO FATHER MABEUF
10  None the less did he bear in his heart a mournful tremor.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—TO ONE SADNESS OPPOSE A SADNESS AND A HALF
11  This file of vehicles, whatever its nature was, was mournful.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE CHAIN-GANG
12  The march of the damned to their tortures, performed in sinister wise, not on the formidable and flaming chariot of the Apocalypse, but, what was more mournful than that, on the gibbet cart.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE CHAIN-GANG
13  We repeat, that this auscultation brings encouragement; it is by this persistence in encouragement that we wish to conclude these pages, an austere interlude in a mournful drama.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV—THE TWO DUTIES: TO WATCH AND TO HOPE
14  The old man burst into a shout of strident and mournful laughter, coughing and laughing at the same time.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—THE OLD HEART AND THE YOUNG HEART IN THE PRES...
15  Logic is mingled with convulsion, and the thread of the syllogism floats, without breaking, in the mournful storm of thought.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER III—THE EXTREME EDGE
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  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.
2  The stranger, after listening for a moment, joined in the mournful dirge.
3  He gazed round the table; he saw they were all waiting for his explanation, and his expression grew mournful.
4  He'd got all that coat of arms business fixed, so now he started in to finish up the rest of that part of the work, which was to plan out a mournful inscription -- said Jim got to have one, like they all done.
5  She mourned her dead child for many years.
6  The couple mourned for their dead child.
7  The entire nation mourned her death.
8  The manager announced his resignation and everybody mourned.
9  The dog looked mournfully after its owner.
10  This cypress is tall and thin, and its branches used as a symbol of mourning.
11  This hilarity is improper on this solemn day of mourning.
12  Russia is holding two days of national mourning for more than 330 people killed in the hostage-taking at a school in the southern town of Beslan.
13  He was in deep mourning for his dead wife.
14  The color black is traditionally associated with mourning.
15  To mourn a mischief that is past and gone is the next way to draw new mischief on.