mournfully mournfully

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a mournful manner

Usage(s):

  1. The roll call of the past couple of decades is mournfully striking.
  2. You may as well forget ashes to ashes, too: cremation creates a mournfully large carbon footprint.
  3. Kupcake shook his head mournfully, which he often does, though he's rarely sad.

News

  1. Can Brain Scans Predict Whether Meds Or Talk Therapy Will Help Your Depression?

    That depression affects a massive and growing number of Americans is not news. Neither is the fact that some of the drugs used to treat it are mournfully ineffective, even in their newest iterations, with remission rates of just about 40%. In fact, some studies have suggested that they can be little, if any, more effective than placebo (though other studies have contradicted this ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Can Brain Scans Predict Which Treatment Will Help Your Depression?

    That depression affects a massive and growing number of Americans is not news. Neither is the fact that some of the drugs used to treat it are mournfully ineffective, even in their newest iterations, with remission rates of just about 40%. In fact, some studies have suggested that they can be little, if any, more effective than placebo (though other studies have contradicted this ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. As Eileen Southern wrote in The Music of Black Americans: "On the way to the cemetery it was customary to play very slowly and mournfully a dirge, or an old Negro spiritual such as Nearer My God to Thee, but on the return from the cemetery, the band...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Eileen Southern Source: Canada.com

  2. The great American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, whose poems have been translated into dozens of languages, wrote: "Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. It is thine."
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Source: Pacific Daily News

  3. "I've nothing against cello, but it's usually used mournfully," Boyle explains. "I love dynamism in films. I love the energy and disposability of pop music. It's trash but it survives, because trash is good sometimes. I like that sensibility...
    on Jan 3, 2009 By: Danny Boyle Source: Independent

Word of the Day
periphery periphery
/pə ˈrɪ fə ri /