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  • adv. In a sorrowful manner, done with sorrow and regret.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a sorrowful manner; with sorrow.

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

  • adv. in a sorrowful manner
  • adv. with sadness; in a sorrowful manner


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sorrowful +‎ -ly


  • The girl repeated the name sorrowfully, but perplexedly, not grasping its full significance.

    The Crossing

  • Penn "sorrowfully" consented to their action, appointed a deputy governor over them, and afterward granted them an assembly.

    A Brief History of the United States

  • I don't know where he is now "-- sorrowfully --" unless, "with a sudden brightening of his expressive face," he is up your petticoats. "

    April's Lady A Novel

  • He turned to look sorrowfully at the now locked and barred doors.

    Lance Mannion:

  • "We didn't know about those things back then, dear," she said to me sorrowfully.

    Lee Woodruff: Horsing Around in the Shower

  • Now the Justice leadership wants to convince us that it's done everything that anyone could possibly do to catch bank fraudsters, but that it must now sorrowfully and reluctantly quit the field.

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: The "Banker Gangs" Are Still On the Loose, and the Justice Department Still Won't Come Clean

  • As a young boy, I once had to watch a father sorrowfully attempt to disregard the constant badgering of people attending the funeral of his teenage son, turning a deaf ear to rumours surrounding the circumstances of the boy's death.

    Fahad Faruqui: (Not) Giving In To Gossip

  • Nilly rested his head on his hands and stared sorrowfully down into the dark water.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • Over the course of seven albums since 1996, they have quietly become one of the UK's most popular bands, adored for their exquisite pop sensibility and lyrics that not only owned a kind of tragi-comic precision but that were also sharply, sorrowfully beautiful.

    Love, Belle and Sebastian-style

  • "I don't know," he confessed sorrowfully, then tapped the shoulder of the man next to him.



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