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a.1.Doleful; dismal; gloomy; sorrowful.
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Raised under the "dolesome eyes of a multicoloured Virgin Mary" (a cogent symbol of maternity and obedience), and counselled to be "constantly on guard for any sign of her mother's wild blood," Helene eventually enjoys the privilege of "manipulating" her own daughter.
Godfrey's prominence in the procession was introduced by a bellman at the vanguard of the whole parade who proclaimed in a `Loud and Dolesome voice ...