from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sorrowful; melancholy.


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  • The sad-hearted acceptance that it was always too good to be true as we headed out to the delayed-but-kept reservation.

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  • Count me amongst those who, like Sara and like Yeats's sad-hearted reader, have been saved by the right words read at the right time too many times to count.

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  • With his nice but not outstanding features and his penchant for playing soft-spoken, sad-hearted Everymen, Macy doesn't exactly exude charisma.

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  • I was careful to attempt nothing in the lace chamber, but tumbled their goods pretty much to spend time; then bought a few yards of edging and paid for it, and came away very sad-hearted indeed for the poor woman, who was in tribulation for what I only had stolen.

    Moll Flanders

  • One would have said, to look at him, that he was not at the party by choice; and it was natural enough to think, with Susy Pettingill, that it must have been a freak of the dark girl's that brought him there, for he had the air of a shy and sad-hearted recluse.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 30, April, 1860

  • All she did, and all she left undone, she looked at with sad-hearted reference to the great object of her life.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 34, August, 1860

  • By his skill and education, he rendered his compositions more regular and palpable, than those songs and their airs which had been framed and sung by the sad-hearted swain on the hill, or the love-lorn maiden in the green wood.

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  • When the golden crescent moon, no sooner visible than ready to vanish in the rosy western sky, was smiling on the exiles with the old familiar look she wore above the groves of Thessaly, the sad-hearted ones were roused again by the voice of their unknown friend.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858

  • Maud, and many another as sad-hearted as she, were in no humour for revelry when their dear ones were away at the war, and Bertram was quite indignant that Mary should wish it if Captain Stanhope did, and loudly declared he would not join in the fun.

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  • Soon the churches were neglected and began to crumble away, bats flew in and out of the broken arches, squirrels chattered fearlessly in the padre's dining room, and the only human visitor was some sad-hearted Indian worshiper, slipping timidly into the desolate building to kneel alone before the altar where once

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