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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.
What stories have I written that couldn't, in some way or another, be described as elegiacal?
And then I saw the word "elegiacal", and I knew that would provide the solution.
Moving from place to place like some elegiacal Wanderer meant I didn't have a good run at making new friends either.
The story is both elegiacal and optimistic in a rather typically science fictional way.
With different words, you could run it as an elegiacal piece for someone dead.
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.
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?
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.
Many poems are therefore elegiacal that are not strictly elegies.