Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Sorrowfully; in a manner to express grief or distress; painfully.

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  • adverb In a dolorous manner.

Etymologies

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dolorous +‎ -ly

Examples

  • She nodded dolorously and wrote something on the form.

    Shortcut Man

  • "A pad piziness," the boat-steerer reiterated, dolorously, in the silence which followed.

    The Lost Poacher

  • She nodded dolorously and wrote something on the form.

    Shortcut Man

  • Mrglik said dolorously, “We could have such chase.”

    Agent Q, or The Smell Of Danger!

  • Mrglik said dolorously, “We could have such chase.”

    Agent Q, or The Smell Of Danger!

  • The story, set in Washington, D.C., in 1963, is told through the exploits of a 13-year-old prep-school student, Adam Stafford; he's played, dolorously, by Cameron Bright.

    'Crossing Over': Melting-Pot Dregs

  • Somewhere up in the village, a donkey creaked dolorously into voice.

    Wildwood

  • Somewhere up in the village, a donkey creaked dolorously into voice.

    Wildwood

  • Mr. Dubster soon came again, saying, somewhat dolorously, 'I have looked high and low for my glove, but I am no nearer.

    Camilla

  • He then kept an unremitting watch from one window to another, for some passenger from whom he could claim aid; but, much as he had boasted of the numbers perpetually in sight, he now dolorously confessed, that, sometimes, not a soul came near the place for half a day together: 'And, as to my workmen,' continued he, 'the deuce can't make 'em hear if once they begin their knocking and hammering.'

    Camilla

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