desolately


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des·o·late

 (dĕs′ə-lĭt, dĕz′-)
adj.
1.
a. Devoid of inhabitants; deserted: "streets which were usually so thronged now grown desolate" (Daniel Defoe).
b. Barren; lifeless: the rocky, desolate surface of the moon.
2. Feeling, showing, causing, or expressing sadness or loneliness. See Synonyms at sad.
tr.v. (-lāt′) des·o·lat·ed, des·o·lat·ing, des·o·lates
1. To rid or deprive of inhabitants.
2. To lay waste; devastate: "Here we have no wars to desolate our fields" (Michel Guillaume Jean de Crèvecoeur).
3. To forsake; abandon.
4. To make lonely, forlorn, or wretched.

[Middle English desolat, from Latin dēsōlātus, past participle of dēsōlāre, to abandon : dē-, de- + sōlus, alone; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.]

des′o·late·ly adv.
des′o·late·ness n.
des′o·lat′er, des′o·la′tor n.
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Adv.1.desolately - in grief-stricken loneliness; without comforting circumstances or prospects
Translations

desolately

[ˈdesəlɪtlɪ] ADV [say] → tristemente

desolately

advtrostlos

desolately

[ˈdɛsəlɪtlɪ] adv (weep, sigh) → con aria affranta
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Thine eyes, in Heaven of heart enshrin'd Then desolately fall, O
Even did she ride to anchor, desolately lonely, in the Bay of a Thousand Ships.
The Doctor looked desolately round the room, shook his head, and answered, in a low voice, "Not at all.
Here, led by his own words to contemplate the future, he looked desolately round the cornice of the hall, as if it were a shelf on which somebody might have left a suitable lodging for him.
When they met they looked desolately at one another, as much as to say, "Have you found anything?
She threw herself on the ground, she cried and called on the Lord, and wandered around desolately until sunrise.
We saw the crew of the brig from afar working at the pumps - still pumping on that wreck, which already had settled so far down that the gentle, low swell, over which our boats rose and fell easily without a check to their speed, welling up almost level with her head-rails, plucked at the ends of broken gear swinging desolately under her naked bowsprit.
As she passed Ethan's chair their eyes met and clung together desolately.
When we lifted him up the head of Senor Ortega fell back desolately, making an awful, defenceless display of his large, white throat.
Bridges are begun, and their not yet united piers desolately look at one another over roads and streams like brick and mortar couples with an obstacle to their union; fragments of embankments are thrown up and left as precipices with torrents of rusty carts and barrows tumbling over them; tripods of tall poles appear on hilltops, where there are rumours of tunnels; everything looks chaotic and abandoned in full hopelessness.
I had an unpleasant mental vision of the dark road, of the sombre grounds, and the desolately suspicious aspect of that home of necromancy and intrigue and feminist adoration.
When I got married recently, our thank-you tokens consisted of narra, ylang-ylang, kamias, duhat and langka seedlings, and 500 little trees were happily adopted by guests and will add greenery to the desolately gray skyline of Metro Manila.