disconsolately love


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  • adv. In a cheerless, dreary manner; in a manner which suggests that one is beyond consolation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a disconsolate manner; without comfort.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in grief-stricken loneliness; without comforting circumstances or prospects


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  • The other stood on the edge of the nest, looking down fearfully into the abyss, whither, no doubt, his bolder nest mate had flown, and calling disconsolately from time to time.

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  • I noticed as the day wore on today that some of these people -- and there are some that are teenage boys, some of them middle-aged men -- for the first time, they were waving kind of disconsolately at us as we drove by.

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  • "For two or three days it's OK, but for more than that it's a big problem for me," said Matar, 25, a worker at the aluminium refinery who was picking disconsolately through the broken glass and charred debris by Lulu hypermarket.

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  • After watching the episode concerning Culloden in Battlefield Britain this week, I found myself disconsolately singing

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  • The trail was yet slippery with the slime of the flood, and men were rummaging disconsolately in the rubbish of overthrown tents and caches.


  • As we drove disconsolately out of the fabled Canaan Valley, the clouds opened up and it started to pour rain.

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  • You consider breaking into the Christmas Club money to splurge on a pint in the local, but you remember you did that last month to pay for new shoes for the kids, so you disconsolately heat up some value-range beans and huddle around EastEnders for warmth the Sky subscription went months ago.

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  • A man and woman, at their heels a motley following of brats and curs, trailed disconsolately by.


  • I roamed disconsolately up and down the bank, keeping as close to him in his involuntary travels as I could, while he wailed and cried till it was a wonder that he did not bring down upon us every hunting animal within a mile.


  • Down near the West India Dock I came upon a young fellow staring disconsolately at the muddy water.



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