Mournful sentence example
At the mournful note in her voice, he hugged her tightly.
The mournful retreat began on Oct.
The wind blew the entire night, creaking and groaning about the old building in a mournful dirge.
Marriage had only brought a mournful series of infant funerals.
Slowly and obscurely the Renaissance comes to Scotland; its presence is indicated by the artistic tastes of the king, and, later, by the sweet and mournful poetry of Henryson.Advertisement
The diplomatist preserved a mournful silence as he left the drawing room.
On the journey he was deeply affected by the mournful fate of Marie-Antoinette, and resolved to do what he could to alleviate their sufferings.
Henceforth, saddened by the death of Napoleon, of her daughters Pauline and Elisa, and of several grandchildren, she lived a life of mournful seclusion.
He took the dispatch which was addressed to him and began to read it with a mournful expression.
She brought into Princess Mary's strenuous, mournful, and gloomy world a quite different atmosphere, careless, lighthearted, and self-satisfied.Advertisement
With mournful pleasure she now lingered over these images, repelling with horror only the last one, the picture of his death, which she felt she could not contemplate even in imagination at this still and mystic hour of night.
Drouyn de Lhuys, the French minister of foreign affairs, made his death the subject of a special despatch, desiring the French ambassador to express to the government "the mournful sympathy and truly national regret which the death, as lamented as premature, of Richard Cobden had excited on that side of the Channel."
In 1851 he married his cousin, Mlle Valerie Feuillet, who helped him to endure the mournful captivity to which his filial duty bound him.
When any bell is out of tune it sounds mournful instead of joyous.
The new temple heralded a new future; the mournful fasts commemorative of Jerusalem's disasters would become feasts; Yahweh had left the Temple at the fall of Jerusalem, but had now returned to sanctify it with his presence; the city had purged its iniquity and was fit once more to become the central sanctuary.Advertisement
He did not sing like a trained singer who knows he is listened to, but like the birds, evidently giving vent to the sounds in the same way that one stretches oneself or walks about to get rid of stiffness, and the sounds were always high-pitched, mournful, delicate, and almost feminine, and his face at such times was very serious.
She sat, lifted her muzzle to the sky, and let out a mournful, grief stricken howl that stabbed both Sarah and Connor through to their core.
Driven by persecution from Moravia, hunted into mountain-caves and forests, they had scarcely secured a place of refuge in Saxony before, " though a mere handful in numbers, yet with the spirit of men banded for daring and righteous deeds, they formed the heroic design, and vowed the execution of it before God, of bearing the gospel to the savage and perishing tribes of Greenland and the West Indies, of whose condition report had brought a mournful rumour to their ears.
The specter, after listening for a moment, joined in the mournful dirge; and floated out upon the bleak, dark night.
Far off in the gathering dusk the dinner bell began to sound its regular, mournful note.Advertisement
It is true that our surroundings were a little mournful, perhaps unnaturally so to those habitual shoppers.
Our waiter was the only unwelcoming Lebanese person I had ever met and seemed very mournful and depressed.
Their mournful wails float through the branches in the vein Edgar Allen Poe.
The life of society, now alarmingly unstable and ruthlessly cfuel, was symbolized by the dance macabre painted on the walls of the cemeteries; the sombre and tragic art of the I5th century, having lost the fine balance life shown by that of the I3th, gave expression in its mournful realism to the general state of exhaustion.
Highlights include the mournful refrain of Lazarus, featuring the velvety tones of Tunstall, and Meditation On Dvorak 's Slavonic Fantasy.Advertisement
The mournful lyrics wondered why try or shoot for the sky when you will only fail.
Cline's mournful vocals make a sad, desperate song even sadder and are the icing on the cake of a classic love song.
The child and his mother make it to the spaceship Rising Star where the mournful child does not eat for days because of his sadness.
Williams choice of darker music and more mournful chord progressions is an ode to the darker tale that ends with the hero's fall, even as his children are born who will eventually rise to "save him".
Reflective, even somewhat grave and mournful, it is full of unfulfilled longing.Advertisement
You find a suitably mournful melodic idea, then you repeat it.
A plaintive, piping trill with the rather mournful qualities of a diver echoed across the still water.
And you'll tell us why you were so mournful upstairs.
Yesterday's was a mournful scene in Mansur, close to an old racecourse where trainers used to walk their horses.
Yesterday 's was a mournful scene in Mansur, close to an old racecourse where trainers used to walk their horses.Advertisement
I think that hearing that slightly mournful guitar motif got him thinking about Syd.
Like the Greek drama and the mysteries of the European middle ages, it is the offspringof purely religious ceremony, which for centuries has been performed annually during the first ten days of the month Muharramthe recital of mournful lamentations in memory of the tragic fate of the house of the caliph All, the hero of the Shiitic Persians.