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  • adv. In a dejected manner, in a dispirited way.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a dejected manner; sadly; heavily.

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  • adv. in a dejected manner


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  • "I've had a word with my supervisor," I begin dejectedly, knowing what's coming next.

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  • "Who's going to vote for Chicago in the first round besides Canada and Jamaica?" said 1960 Olympic gold medalist Bill Mulliken, walking dejectedly from the rally.

    Chicago supporters crushed, confused by early elimination

  • I, "dejectedly," haven't been in love for quite a long, long time now.

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  • But "-- dejectedly --" one feels so much more than one knows; and when I want to know, I am never satisfied.

    The Heavenly Twins

  • It is all very well for you "-- dejectedly --" who are tired of gayety, to go into raptures over calmness and tranquillity, and that; but if you lived in Brooklyn from summer until winter and from winter back again to summer, and if you could count your balls on one hand, "-- holding up five wet open fingers, --" you would think just as I do, and long for change. "

    Molly Bawn

  • Other carnivorous birds, especially the bluebirds, sat dejectedly on the fences waiting for spring.

    Bird Cloud

  • Habanero nodded and then walked dejectedly back over to Darcy.

    Master of Mirrors

  • Reuters Giants quarterback Eli Manning walks dejectedly off the field after throwing an interception in the end zone.

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  • I dejectedly took off my helmet, wheeled my bike to the edge of the trail and morosely watched the boats on Salmon Bay.

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  • Tompkins dejectedly realized they would not reach Rome anytime soon.

    Wild Bill Donovan


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