At the mournful note in her voice, he hugged her tightly.
The wind blew the entire night, creaking and groaning about the old building in a mournful dirge.
The mournful retreat began on Oct.
Marriage had only brought a mournful series of infant funerals.
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.
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.
He took the dispatch which was addressed to him and began to read it with a mournful expression.
The diplomatist preserved a mournful silence as he left the drawing room.
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."
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.
Every beautiful description, every deep thought glides insensibly into the same mournful chant of the brevity of life, of the slow decay and dissolution of all earthly things.
Henceforth, saddened by the death of Napoleon, of her daughters Pauline and Elisa, and of several grandchildren, she lived a life of mournful seclusion.
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.
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.
She brought into Princess Mary's strenuous, mournful, and gloomy world a quite different atmosphere, careless, lighthearted, and self-satisfied.
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.
In 1851 he married his cousin, Mlle Valerie Feuillet, who helped him to endure the mournful captivity to which his filial duty bound him.
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.
When any bell is out of tune it sounds mournful instead of joyous.
mournful song through the barren trees.
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.
mournful eyes passed from one of us to the other.
mournful tones of the muffled bells.
Reflective, even somewhat grave and mournful, it is full of unfulfilled longing.
mournful cries are reminders of their partial exile.
mournful tune with violin adding an intense atmosphere to the song's opening segment.
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.
I think that hearing that slightly mournful guitar motif got him thinking about Syd.
Yesterday 's was a mournful scene in Mansur, close to an old racecourse where trainers used to walk their horses.
The simple, mournful lyrics of " Burn, " " Shelter " and the title track rec... 21st Century Poet - Brilliant !
Highlights include the mournful refrain of Lazarus, featuring the velvety tones of Tunstall, and Meditation On Dvorak 's Slavonic Fantasy.
Acacia Cemetery in Modesto: In this old cemetery, terrifying screams and mournful wails are reportedly heard at all hours, even in the daytime.
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.
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".
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.
SabartÃ©s was known to wear black garb and to sport mournful, almost tragic expression.
gathering dusk the dinner bell began to sound its regular, mournful note.
mournful vocals, brilliant melodies and sparks of joy.
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.
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.
You find a suitably mournful melodic idea, then you repeat it.
Demon 8: Puts his hands on his hips and looks mournful.
Yesterday's was a mournful scene in Mansur, close to an old racecourse where trainers used to walk their horses.
The simple, mournful lyrics of " Burn, " " Shelter " and the title track rec... 21st Century Poet - Brilliant!
Their mournful wails float through the branches in the vein Edgar Allen Poe.
BANSHEE (Irish bean sidhe; Gaelic ban sith, " woman of the fairies"), a supernatural being in Irish and general Celtic folklore, whose mournful screaming, or "keening," at night is held to foretell the death of some member of the household visited.
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.
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