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  • adj. elegiac; expressing sorrow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Elegiac.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as elegiac.


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  • My story, "The Last Elegy", takes up where the word elegiacal left off.

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  • What stories have I written that couldn't, in some way or another, be described as elegiacal?

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  • And then I saw the word "elegiacal", and I knew that would provide the solution.

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  • Moving from place to place like some elegiacal Wanderer meant I didn't have a good run at making new friends either.

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  • The story is both elegiacal and optimistic in a rather typically science fictional way.

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  • With different words, you could run it as an elegiacal piece for someone dead.

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  • Often, too, the novels and stories that most appeal to me as a reader are ones with at least a hint of the elegiacal in them, partly because memory and time fascinate me with their twinned ability to haunt us with the ghosts of all we have lost.

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  • Death is on all sides of him with pointed batteries, as he is on all sides of all of us; unfortunate surprises gird him round; mim-mouthed friends and relations hold up their hands in quite a little elegiacal synod about his path: and what cares he for all this?

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  • Self-elegiacal in tone, and unconditionally proleptic, this passage suggests that the imperial spread of English is an as-yet-unfinished and ineluctable project, a reform tied to the labors of individuals and of institutions.

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  • Many poems are therefore elegiacal that are not strictly elegies.

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