It was a melancholy little drama, woven from bits and scraps of gossip and neighborhood legend: Mrs. Radley had been beautiful until she married Mr. Radley and lost all her money.
Line for line, voices followed in simple harmony until the hymn ended in a melancholy murmur.
If she was on the porch when we passed, we would be raked by her wrathful gaze, subjected to ruthless interrogation regarding our behavior, and given a melancholy prediction on what we would amount to when we grew up, which was always nothing.
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Since her dog died she’s been in a melancholy mood.
This weather makes me melancholy. I can’t wait for spring,