Definitions

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  • adj. Not gladdened.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ gladdened

Examples

  • Even yet, though my thoughts were ultimately much absorbed in the task, it wears, to my eye, a stern and sombre aspect: too much ungladdened by genial sunshine; too little relieved by the tender and familiar influences which soften almost every scene of nature and real life, and undoubtedly should soften every picture of them.

    The Scarlet Letter

  • Even yet, though my thoughts were ultimately much absorbed in the task, it wears, to my eye, a stern and sombre aspect: too much ungladdened by genial sunshine: too little relieved by the tender and familiar influences which soften almost every scene of nature and real life, and undoubtedly should soften every picture of them.

    The Custom-House. Introductory to “The Scarlet Letter”

  • Year after year in the savage island of Newport, where labor is hard to hire, I have passed summers ungladdened by so much as a hollyhock, and the garden I at last managed to secure owes nothing to my skill or knowledge.

    Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910

  • Bethany-home be ungladdened by Lazarus restored, it will exult through tears in the thought of Lazarus glorified.

    Memories of Bethany

  • Ah! to be without that love, is to be a little world ungladdened by its central sun, wandering on in its devious pathway of darkness and gloom.

    Memories of Bethany

  • Even yet, though my thoughts were ultimately much absorbed in the task, it wears, to my eye, a stern and sombre aspect; too much ungladdened by genial sunshine; too little relieved by the tender and familiar influences which soften almost every scene of nature and real life, and, undoubtedly, should soften every picture of them.

    The Scarlet Letter

  • I felt as if it were better, or not worse, to have compressed my enjoyments and sufferings into a few wild years, and then to rest myself in an early grave, than to have chosen the untroubled and ungladdened course of the crowd before me, whose days were all alike, and a long lifetime like each day.

    Fragments from the Journal of a Solitary Man (From: "The Doliver Romance and Other Pieces: Tales and Sketches")

  • a stern and sombre aspect; too much ungladdened by genial sunshine; too little relieved by the tender and familiar influences which soften almost every scene of nature and real life, and, undoubtedly, should soften every picture of them.

    The Scarlet Letter

  • "All this and more he told us, with a cheerful voice and animated eyes, while the dusky hours were noiselessly wheeling the chariot of Night along the star-losing sky; and we too had something to tell him of our own home-loving obscurity, not ungladdened by studies sweet in the Forest -- till Dawn yoked her dappled coursers for one single slow stage -- and then jocund

    The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851

  • "O my lord! since the day when I lost your sight, * My life was ungladdened, my heart full of teen;

    Arabian nights. English

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