Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of sadden.
  • adj. Causing sadness.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But it must be said that all this came better and more happily in a fruitful and lonely island, where nothing presented itself to me save smiling pictures, where nothing recalled saddening memories, where the fellowship of the few dwellers there was gentle and obliging, without being exciting enough to busy me incessantly, where, in short, I was free to surrender myself all day long to the promptings of my taste or to the most luxurious indolence ....

    Rousseau (Volume 1 and 2)

  • Another workers 'leader, Paul Okolo of Civil Service Union, said the price hike was "saddening" and urged the government to reverse it.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • _ Iron is usually employed as a "saddening" agent, i.e. the cotton after dyeing is steeped in a cold solution of the mordant.

    Vegetable Dyes Being a Book of Recipes and Other Information Useful to the Dyer

  • Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said it was "saddening" for a rumour to have been spread with intent to damage public confidence in the judicial system ahead of the Supreme Court's verdict on the Thaksin assets seizure case.

    Bangkokpost.com : Breaking News

  • It is "saddening" for a rumour to have been spread with intent to damage public confidence in the judicial system ahead of the Surpreme Court's verdict on the

    Bangkokpost.com : Breaking News

  • Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban on Monday said it is "saddening" for a rumour to have been spread with intent to damage pulbic confidence in the judicial process ahead of the Surpreme Court's verdict on the 76-billion-baht assets seizure case against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his family.

    Bangkokpost.com : Breaking News

  • I find it kind of saddening that the people being empowered to speak out in these sessions are not going to be truly heard by the increasingly right leaning Liberals.

    Canadian Cynic

  • A Co Londonderry politician has described the damage caused by a fire in his constituency this morning as "saddening".

    Northern Ireland Local News

  • JM: You know, it's really been interesting, Hugh, and kind of saddening that a guy who's standing in his driveway, asked a question, doesn't like the answer because it's got to do with the most revealing aspect of Senator Obama that he wants to "spread the wealth around", take the money from one group of Americans and give it to another, and he's attacked by these media elites.

    Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog

  • It's kind of saddening or even embarrassing to read what some people write.

    The Nation: Top Stories

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