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Jed still sat there gazing at vacancy and droning, dolefully.

"Won't be no good, cap'n," sniffed Beriah Salters dolefully.

"I sort of reckon I must have been," admitted Jimmy, dolefully.

"I'm afraid I'm done up so far as walking is concerned," he said dolefully.

Even the crows cawing above the woods did not sound so dolefully.

"I dare say Maxwell will be able to hold his own," said Hilary, but not so much proudly as dolefully.

"Not while they have possession of the boys," Canfield declared, dolefully.

They would have constituted a "terrace" if they could, but they had dolefully given it up.

"Poor Dimitri," she said, dolefully, after her husband had recounted the events of the day.

Dolefully he looked at the vacant finger where once a diamond had sparkled.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., with -ful, from Middle English dole "grief" (early 13c.), from Old French doel (Modern French deuil), from Late Latin dolus "grief," from Latin dolere "suffer, grieve." Related: Dolefully.

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