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- n. The state of being disconsolate; gloom.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being disconsolate or comfortless.
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- n. feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless
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Some spend all their days in much darkness and disconsolateness, -- disputing it to and fro in their own thoughts, whether their portion and interest lie therein or not.
I had walked to the front window with its starched, lacy curtain; and stood still, looking out in a puzzled maze at the strangeness of the morning's happenings, a certain sense of disconsolateness stealing over me.
Miss Madigan's gasp of horror, and could imagine the fishy disconsolateness of her expression.
Ed looked singularly awkward and lonesome as he sat sprawled out in one of the low seats, and curiously enough his uncouthness and disconsolateness of attitude won her heart back again.
"She didn't cry," reported the mother, with a disconsolateness that did not agree with the cheering words of the reports.
Cope himself, when his father questioned him, said with frank disconsolateness, "I'm miserable!"
The long, maroon-coloured breeches preserved their usual disconsolateness, the teeth and diamonds retained their splendour, and the train -- many yards of azure blue richest Duchesse satin, embroidered with large bouquets of silver lily of the valley, and trimmed with plumes of azure blue ostrich feathers, and bunches of silver coral -- was upheld by two tiny children who tottered beneath its enormous weight.
Although he had resolved to return to Spain in the same ship, because of the disconsolateness of his parents at his departure, he changed his mind, and finished his novitiate in Manila.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 28 of 55 1637-38 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, as Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing the Political, Economic, Commercial and Religious Conditions of Those Islands from Their Earliest Relations with European Nations to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
She broke down there; she is now home again at Chelsea, a cheery, amiable younger Jane Welsh to nurse her: the tone of her Letters is still full of disconsolateness.
'Well, if you will not take care of me on a literal wild-goose chase,' said Owen, with playful disconsolateness, 'I'll not answer for the consequences.'