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Word: melancholy

Definition: gloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia


Sentences Containing 'melancholy'

``Pray do, my dear Miss Lucas,''she added in a melancholy tone,``for nobody is on my side, nobody takes part with me.
Lydia's going to Brighton was all that consoled her for her melancholy conviction of her husband's never intending to go there himself.
when the smoke is blown away and the vapor condensed, it will be perceived that a few are riding, but the rest are run over and it will be called, and will be,``A melancholy accident.''
There can be no very black melancholy to him who lives in the midst of Nature and has his senses still.
The gentle rain which waters my beans and keeps me in the house today is not drear and melancholy, but good for me too.
I watched there six days and nights, and a very melancholy experience it was.
A melancholy picture, and a continuous one; hundreds of miles of it.
Backus's melancholy vanished instantly, and with it the memory of his late mistake.
He could not do this, he whose past life was so short, whose present so melancholy, and his future so doubtful.
He seated himself on the edge of that terrible bed, and fell into melancholy and gloomy revery.
Dantes listened to these melancholy tidings with outward calmness; but, leaping lightly ashore, he signified his desire to be quite alone.
``But melancholy,''interrupted Master Edward, snatching the feathers out of the tail of a splendid parroquet that was screaming on its gilded perch, in order to make a plume for his hat.
``Ah, my time is not valuable,''replied the man with a melancholy smile.
``I do not know whether the wine of Chios produces melancholy, but certainly everything appears to me black in this house,''said Debray.
Melancholy in a capitalist, like the appearance of a comet, presages some misfortune to the world.''
I never was romantic, and am no melancholy hero.
All night he was lulled by the melancholy noise of the surf.
Every one had arrived almost before the usual hour, and was conversing on the melancholy event which was to attract the attention of the public towards one of their most illustrious colleagues.
`I was, indeed,'said the stranger, with a tone of sweet melancholy, and with the sonorous voice peculiar to the East.''
``I am going on a journey, dear child,''said Monte Cristo, with an expression of infinite tenderness and melancholy;``and if any misfortune should happen to me.''
A shade of melancholy gravity overspread his countenance, which was not natural to him.
The Count of Monte Cristo bowed to the five young men with a melancholy and dignified smile, and got into his carriage with Maximilian and Emmanuel.
she burst into a forced and melancholy laugh, her arms stiffened and twisted, her head fell back on her chair, and she remained motionless.
But Monte Cristo looked at him with so melancholy and sweet a smile, that Maximilian felt the tears filling his eyes.
Noirtier looked upon Morrel with one of those melancholy smiles which had so often made Valentine happy, and thus fixed his attention.
``I spoke to her once or twice at Madame de Morcerf's, among the rest; she appeared to me charming, though rather melancholy.
``My friend,''said Monte Cristo, with an expression of melancholy equal to his own,``listen to me.
said Julie,``will you restore him to us cured of his melancholy?''
Listen to the voice of your heart, Morrel, and ask it whether you ought to preserve this melancholy exterior towards me.''
A man of the count's temperament could not long indulge in that melancholy which can exist in common minds, but which destroys superior ones.
asked the traveller, to whose orders the yacht was for the time submitted, in a melancholy voice.
The progressive state is, in reality, the cheerful and the hearty state to all the different orders of the society; the stationary is dull; the declining melancholy.
On learning this Camilla took the veil, and shortly afterwards died, worn out by grief and melancholy.
All this will make me continue my journey, not with the satisfaction in which I began it, but in the deepest melancholy and sadness.
Our melancholy grew greater, our patience grew less; we cursed the soldier's finery and railed at the carelessness of Leandra's father.
They dined, and after the cloth had been removed and they had amused themselves for a while with Sancho's rich conversation, the melancholy sound of a fife and harsh discordant drum made itself heard.
The duchess observed his dejection and asked him why he was melancholy; because, she said, if it was for the loss of Sancho, there were squires, duennas, and damsels in her house who would wait upon him to his full satisfaction.
The doctor's opinion was that melancholy and depression were bringing him to his end.
'Quite as comfortable as we can expect a young mother to be, under these melancholy domestic circumstances.
The despairing way in which my mother and I look at each other, as I blunder on, is truly melancholy.
I was very much shocked to hear of this melancholy accident, and said I thought I had better have some water.
When I saw them glancing at me out of the windows, as they went up to their classes, I felt distinguished, and looked more melancholy, and walked slower.
I remember how I seemed to float, then, down the melancholy glory of that track upon the sea, away into the world of dreams.
'I am convinced,' said my aunt, laying her hand with melancholy firmness on the table, 'that Dick's character is not a character to keep the donkeys off.
Leaving them together, I went home to Peggotty's; more melancholy myself, if possible, than I had been yet.
There were neither wharves nor houses on the melancholy waste of road near the great blank Prison.
Mrs. Chillip's opinion is, that her spirit has been entirely broken since her marriage, and that she is all but melancholy mad.
Though "remote", we are neither "unfriended", "melancholy", nor (I may add) "slow".
This is the reason why most dyspeptic religionists cherish such melancholy notions about their hereafters.
"Bring it up; there's nothing else for it," said Starbuck, after a melancholy pause.

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