Each of these stoppages was made at a doleful grating, by which any languishing good airs that were left uncorrupted, seemed to escape, and all spoilt and sickly vapours seemed to crawl in.
A disturbed and doleful mind he brought to bear upon them, and slowly and heavily the day lagged on with him.
I, Alexandre Manette, unfortunate physician, native of Beauvais, and afterwards resident in Paris, write this melancholy paper in my doleful cell in the Bastille, during the last month of the year, 1767.
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Her doleful story of ruin did not sound so sad to those who had never had anything.