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They were a little wet and doleful looking, but llamas were bred to withstand the brutal weather of the Andes.
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But the business of most of them that fared this way whose faring has been preserved was of a very doleful character.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
When his disciple had finished the solemn and doleful phrase, he smiled while looking round.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
Some of the animals suffered so with thirst that they could not graze, and uttered doleful whinneys of distress.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
Perhaps it was this doleful, ominous sound more than anything else that somehow took the enthusiasm out of them.
THE RIVAL CAMPERS AFLOATRUEL PERLEY SMITH
And no wonder, for of all the doleful too-tooings ever uttered by wind instrument, this was the dolefullest.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
He could not think how the summer days had slipped away, and grew doleful as he remembered how few of them now remained.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
Bosja felt it, and believing himself seriously wounded, uttered a doleful howl.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
Bruno could make nothing whatever of it, so he found relief in doleful howls.
THE ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUGEMONTLOUIS DE ROUGEMONT
Nigel had soon enough of the doleful tales which the book contains, and attempted one or two other modes of killing the evening.
THE FORTUNES OF NIGELSIR WALTER SCOTT
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DOLEFUL

  • agonizing
  • distressing
  • doleful
  • excruciating
  • harrowing
  • heartbreaking
  • heartsickening
  • moving
  • piteous
  • pitiful
  • sad
  • tear-jerking
  • touching
  • tragic
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