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Definitionexpressing or causing sadness
- I seemed to keep them closed above a quarter of an hour; yet, the instant I listened again, there was the doleful cry moaning on!Chapter 3 (51% in)
- I sat and thought a doleful time: the clock struck eight, and nine, and still my companion paced to and fro, his head bent on his breast, and perfectly silent, unless a groan or a bitter ejaculation forced itself out at intervals.Chapter 13 (48% in)
- 'The doleful silence was broken at length by the sound of the kitchen latch: Heathcliff had returned from his watch earlier than usual; owing, I suppose, to the sudden storm.Chapter 17 (30% in)
- 'Must I go?' asked Catherine dolefully, bending over him.Chapter 23 (54% in)
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