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- noun obsolete Sorrow; dole.
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- noun obsolete
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Arthur made great doole when he understood that Sir Ector was not his father.
The custom of the year's 'doole' after the death of husband or wife was just at this period breaking down.
A lady whom we did not know, clad in white widow-doole, tall and stately, with a white, white face, so that her weeds were scarcely whiter, and a kind of fixed, unalterable expression of intense pain, yet unchangeable peace.
Also present were nine bishops, the King's uncles, and many nobles: yea, and Queen Isabel likewise, that caused us to array her in great doole [mourning], and held her sudary at her eyes nearhand all the office [Service] through.
"Mistress," said she, "below is Mrs Basset, and with her two ladies in doole."
One evening, early in January, we were sitting in her closet, clad in our new doole raiment (how I hated it!), talking to one another in low voices, for I think we all had
You can be unhappy doole, but you must be more discrete and decorous in expressing the unhappiness, or it gets moderated.
"Childless art thou? dead thy children? leaving thee to want and doole?
Indian Poetry Containing "The Indian Song of Songs," from the Sanskrit of the Gîta Govinda of Jayadeva, Two books from "The Iliad Of India" (Mahábhárata), "Proverbial Wisdom" from the Shlokas of the Hitopadesa, and other Oriental Poems.
"I cannot abide doole [mourning] and gloomy faces.
"They have eyes, no less than I; and they shall see an old woman in white doole, and fall to marvelling, and maybe talking, wherefore their Lord King Edward keepeth her mewed up with bars across her casement.