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  • During one of their walks a poor cot in the foldings of a vale attracted their notice as being singularly disconsolate, while the number of half-clothed children gathered about it spoke of penury in its worst shape.
  • In one corner, near a small fire, sat an old man, leaning his head on his hands in a disconsolate attitude.
  • A great fall of snow had taken place the night before, and the fields were of one uniform white; the appearance was disconsolate, and I found my feet chilled by the cold damp substance that covered the ground.

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  • And each time, when she failed to follow, he returned to the lookout knoll to sit disconsolately for a few minutes before trying again.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • No words were sold, the market place closed down, and the people grew poor and disconsolate.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth

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