from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Expressive of grief; dolorous.
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And all his batter'd limbs requir'd their needful reft A promontory wen, with griefly grace.
Till this great truth by all be underflood, thofe griefly faitours prefs,
Then Ihew'd his griefly wound: and laft he drew A piteous Hgh; and took a long adieu.
Their manly bofoms pierc'd with many a griefly wound; »