dolefully dolefully

Definition(s):

  • (adv) with sadness; in a sorrowful manner

Usage(s):

  1. Peering dolefully at the world through weed-colored glasses, Woody Allen looks like a one-man illustration of the blind leading the halt.
  2. Sad-faced teen-agers stare dolefully at the crowd, hoping that they might somehow crash the Prince Edward's lobby.
  3. We agreed that there were no giants on the political landscape, and he shook his head dolefully.
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