dolefully


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dole·ful

 (dōl′fəl)
adj.
1. Filled with or expressing grief; mournful. See Synonyms at sad.
2. Causing grief: a doleful loss.

dole′ful·ly adv.
dole′ful·ness n.
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Adv.1.dolefully - with sadness; in a sorrowful manner; "his mother looked at him dolefully when he told her he had joined the Army"
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Translations
بِحُزْنٍ ، بِكَآبَه
smutněžalostně
sorglega, dapurlega
üzüntülü şekilde

dolefully

[ˈdəʊlfəlɪ] ADVtristemente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

dolefully

[ˈdəʊlfʊli] adv (= miserably) [say] → avec tristesse
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

dolefully

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

dolefully

[ˈdəʊlfəlɪ] adv (see adj) → con aria afflitta, tristemente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

doleful

(ˈdoulful) adjective
sorrowful. a doleful expression.
ˈdolefully adverb
ˈdolefulness noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
She assumed her dolefully submissive manner and said to her husband: "Listen to me, Count, you have managed matters so that we are getting nothing for the house, and now you wish to throw away all our- all the children's property!
The giant shook his bald, bestial head dolefully. "Too late.
After this escape, I was content to take a foggy view of the Inn through the window's encrusting dirt, and to stand dolefully looking out, saying to myself that London was decidedly overrated.
And I thought it was a ditty rather too dolefully appropriate for a company that had met such cruel losses in the morning.
As chance would have it, when he had got to this line there happened to come by a peasant from his own village, a neighbour of his, who had been with a load of wheat to the mill, and he, seeing the man stretched there, came up to him and asked him who he was and what was the matter with him that he complained so dolefully.
Stronger it grew and sadder, and deepened into the tone of a death bell, knolling dolefully from some ivy-mantled tower, and bearing tidings of mortality and woe to the cottage, to the hall, and to the solitary wayfarer that all might weep for the doom appointed in turn to them.
"I had expected to live here in ease and comfort for many centuries," said Jack, dolefully; "but of course if the Nome King destroys everything in Oz I shall be destroyed too.
"It oughtn't to be any harder than writing a poem and I managed that," he said dolefully.
'Ah!' said the man, dolefully, 'my wife wants to live in a stone castle.' 'Go home, then,' said the fish; 'she is standing at the gate of it already.' So away went the fisherman, and found his wife standing before the gate of a great castle.
She grows thinner and thinner," said Joe, dolefully, while he eyed her.
We had read somewhere that a novelist is better equipped than most of his trade if he knows himself and one woman, and my mother said, 'You know yourself, for everybody must know himself' (there never was a woman who knew less about herself than she), and she would add dolefully, 'But I doubt I'm the only woman you know well.'
"Dear me!" said the Scarecrow dolefully. "What a mess I'm in!"