Thesaurus / saddens


The barometer smooths, saddens, or makes merry their countenances, turn and turn about.

Eugenie GrandetHonore de Balzac

Anxiety for your sister does not cloud your pleasure alone, but saddens me too.

The evening saddens, the earth melts, and in my egoism I hail a fellow mourner.

AtmCaroline Augusta Frazer

Consider how much I say to you in these words; it saddens me to think that so much was necessary.

A Crystal AgeW. H. Hudson

A narrow insistence on the fact of sin distorts life, and saddens it both in one's own conscience and in his love for others.

Heart of ManGeorge Edward Woodberry

It is not that which saddens me; it is the baseness of those who try to prevent the people from choosing me.

The Casual WardA. D. Godley

And yet there is one view of the case which saddens us when we turn our eyes in that direction.

"It saddens me to see that you fear me so," he sighed, rising to his feet and standing with folded arms.

That which saddens humanity beyond words is the daily food of the immortals.

Visions and RevisionsJohn Cowper Powys

The night is falling, and "weeps perpetual dews, and saddens Nature's scene."


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