melancholically love

melancholically

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a melancholic manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a melancholy way.

Etymologies

melancholic +‎ -ally (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Well, that just about did it," his producer Wald said melancholically.

    Pugnacious Piers Morgan chats up Oprah for his CNN debut

  • The subjects of "No Sleep" turned out to be "the last un-plastic mattresses," Ms. Kang said melancholically.

    Lying Down on the Job

  • She doesn't explicitly mention the stabbing, but she melancholically recalls her mother as "a perfect gentlewoman."

    Carolyn Vega: Mary Lamb's Not-So-Gentle Madness

  • Or rather, he says that love is the opposite of orthodox tyranny, but the poem forces him to experience love as simply another and more complex kind of orthodox tyranny: the tyranny of that very tradition which he claims cannot "enthrall" the heart but which in killing Leila has melancholically bound him more firmly to it than it ever could have were she alive.

    Byron and Romantic Occidentalism

  • "But even if it's not reinventing the wheel, Visioneers still manages to be insightful, intelligent, and melancholically funny."

    Worth Watching - June 24: Zach Galifianakis' Visioneers Trailer « FirstShowing.net

  • Despite his move up in the world of small mammalian dwellings, he remains unfulfilled, melancholically contemplating his increasing age (helpfully translated into both human and fox years).

    Cara Parks: Fantastic Mr. Fox: Wes Anderson and the Capers of Middle Age

  • The genius of the passage is that the more the tone of address seems wayward, random, uncommitted, the closer it gets to the goat cut free from wherever he was chained but still dragging himself melancholically about, not unlike the book's hero, Watt, who, now freed from his duties at Mr. Knott's house, asks for a train ticket to "the end of the line" and when asked which end replied, "the nearest end."

    Beckett: Still Stirring

  • The quickness of these dead philosophies is evident not only in the imposing form of Hegel, under whose shadow Schelling could still be said to be struggling, but also, more anxiously and melancholically, in the "Hegelianism" that Schelling himself once powerfully advanced and was never able completely to disavow.

    Mourning Becomes Theory: Schelling and the Absent Body of Philosophy

  • "Time is plentiful here, " Czernin writes melancholically in his diary.

    My Life

  • Meanwhile Karloff stood with folded arms, staring melancholically into the grate, where his dreams had disappeared in smoke.

    Man on the Box

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