dolorous

[ dol-er-uh s, doh-ler- ]SEE DEFINITION OF dolorous
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At this Pierre could not refrain from a dolorous and vivacious interruption.

This admission, so sincere and so dolorous to make, penetrated me.

Then she gazed out before her, with a feeling of dolorous surprise.

He, with his eyes fixed on the embers, had sunk back into the dolorous past.

He stood stupefied, and so dolorous a spectacle that she could not but laugh.

At last, he placed it in his pocket and faced the dolorous high-jacker.

There were sighs of comprehension, gasps of dolorous interest.

“Pleasant news,” said Mr. Hawke, with rather a dolorous sigh.

Dolorous, he fancied, keen with a horror of wonder and of despair.

It was night, I repeat; there was a row of cabs in a dolorous rain.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "causing pain," from Old French doloros (12c., Modern French douloureux) "painful, sorrowful, wretched," from Late Latin dolorosus "painful, sorrowful," from Latin dolor "pain, grief." Sense of "causing grief" is from mid-15c.; that of "full of sorrow" is from 1510s. Related: Dolorously; dolorousness.

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