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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SORROWFUL

The meeting between the two friends was as joyful as their parting had been sorrowful.

But, while he was in this sorrowful mood, he heard a voice close beside him.

Never never had he forgotten his father's sorrowful and upbraiding look.

His listening attitude had a sort of angular and sorrowful grace.

And Caleb plodded up the stairs after her with his head down, amazed and sorrowful.

Before it had been grave and stern and bitter; now it was sorrowful instead.

As she and I were great friends, she confided to me her observations and her sorrowful disdain.

He was a good stout knight, but sorrowful of face and downcast of mien.

"I have no hope," said Mr. Lorry, in a low and sorrowful whisper.

At this his sorrowful forehead was more sorrowful than ever.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English sorgful "sad, anxious, careful; distressing, doleful;" see sorrow (n.) + -ful. Related: Sorrowfully; sorowfulness.

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