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- adj. Sad, sorrowful.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sorrowful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Grieving; full of grief; sorrowful.
The expression dolent may thus satisfy the student familiar with Italian, because it calls up in his mind, through the medium of its equivalent dolente, the same associations which the latter calls up in the mind of the Italian himself.
The expression dolent may thus satisfy the student familiar with Italian, because it calls up in his mind, through the medium of its equivalent dolente, the same associations which the latter calls up in the mind of the Italian himself. 9 But this power of appreciating thoroughly the beauties of a foreign tongue is in the last degree an acquired taste, -- as much so as the taste for olives and kirschenwasser to the carnal palate.
Libris obraimur, oculi legendo, manus volitando dolent.
But the dolent accents returned as he opened his proofs and read them.
And, indeed, leaving a rabble of long prologues and protestations, which ordinarily these dolent contemplative lent-lovers make who never meddle with the flesh, one day he said unto her, Madam, it would be
Very dolent was he and sorely troubled that so young a knight should be esteemed above his fathers.
When the sailors heard this they were very dolent, but there was naught that they might do.
Towards this forest Graelent rode, deep in heavy thought, and very dolent.
When all had been rehearsed and shown to him, and he had well considered the matter, the knight was very dolent; yet in no wise would he avenge himself wrongfully.
When the King heard thereof he was passing heavy and dolent, and considered within himself how he might be delivered from this grief.
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