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doleful
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Great Expectations
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  • I had scarcely arrived at the total when a seventh was heard, as in the region of air, wailing dolefully.
  • Rather a stately house of its kind, but dolefully in want of painting, and with dirty windows.
  • After this escape, I was content to take a foggy view of the Inn through the window’s encrusting dirt, and to stand dolefully looking out, saying to myself that London was decidedly overrated.
  • We had a doleful parting, and when I took my place by Magwitch’s side, I felt that that was my place henceforth while he lived.
  • What a doleful night!

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  • It was another year of a doleful Detroit economy.
  • Her doleful story of ruin did not sound so sad to those who had never had anything.

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