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  • adv. In a mournful manner; as if in mourning for something.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a mournful manner; sorrowfully; as one who mourns.

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

  • adv. in a mournful manner


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  • Pine needles falling on an empty lawn chair, as you watch mournfully from the window. veggieburger

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  • The thing that is common to all these people, whether it is Pétain mournfully preaching ‘the discipline of defeat’, or Sorel denouncing liberalism, or Berdyaev shaking his head over the Russian Revolution, or ‘Beachcomber’ delivering side-kicks at Beveridge in the Express, or Huxley advocating non-resistance behind the guns of the American Fleet, is their refusal to believe that human society can be fundamentally improved.

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  • As he spoke, he jingled the coins mournfully in his palm, and gazing upon them with a parental air, exclaimed, --

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  • A Christian evangelical friend of mine called mournfully the next mourning to tell me than he'd previously rated Palin at 100 per cent, but after seeing her consorting on SNL with the likes of Alec Baldwin he'd dropped his approval to 75 per cent and would never think about her in the quite the same way again.

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  • Just yesterday, I heard the mallard pair that always nests here in spring calling mournfully to eahc other, clearly asking What the?

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  • Another of the dyheli called mournfully, and the cry cut into his heart.

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  • Many nations before, when in the midst of revolutions, have been called mournfully to learn that there are grades in every society, that rebellions are not always tractable, and that the class which guides their opening rarely controls their close.

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  • Golden Gate call mournfully, and boats in the bay go calling their lookout calls, I get this feeling of far-offness from the rest of the world that is very gratifying.

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  • Over in the wood the ring-doves were calling mournfully to one another, and once we heard a dog bark, far away.

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  • She looked down on the lid where the name was inscribed and kissed the characters; and, as all her isolation and orphanage rushed upon her, she laid her head on the table, calling mournfully upon the manly sleeper for comfort and forgiveness.

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