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  • adv. In a miserable manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a miserable; unhappily; calamitously; wretchedly; meanly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a miserable manner; calamitously; pitiably; deplorably; very poorly or meanly; wretchedly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a miserable manner


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  • "Now as far as funding for our ELL programs, that's pitiful," he said, referring to what he calls miserably inadequate state and federal appropriations for the programs.

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  • He lives in Al Maghazi Refugee Camp where people still are suffering miserably from the impacts of the War on their houses and streets.

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  • Pasture-raised chickens eat grass and peck for bugs rather than standing in miserably cramped pens; they spend the daylight hours outdoors.

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  • And some of the exuberant boys who had stood in the slop of “Grafton Undermud,” as they called their miserably drained base, toasting their first success, lay cold in their graves.

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  • He wasn’t the sort of man to shirk his obligations, but he was the sort to complain miserably about them, which made his statement about space exploration even more puzzling.

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  • BOTH parties have failed us miserably, that is the reason in 2010 and in 2012 all incumbents should be voted out of office.

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  • Abundance of associations were here, connected with his false wife, his false friend and servant, his false grounds of pride; but he put them all by now, and only recalled miserably, weakly, fondly, his two children.

    Dombey and Son

  • Dobby called miserably from the hearth, where he was standing next to the lumpy tablecloth that was Winky.

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • And this cruel thought was like a whip that lashed me to a frenzy, so that despite wound and weakness I would drive my fainting body on, pursuing the phantom of her I sought and oft calling miserably upon her name like the madman I was; all of the which I learned after from Sir Richard.

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  • Some great drivers have tried ownership and failed miserably, which is why what Tony Stewart is doing is so remarkable.

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