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doleful
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Moby Dick
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  • It needs scarcely to be told, with what feelings, on the eve of a Nantucket voyage, I regarded those marble tablets, and by the murky light of that darkened, doleful day read the fate of the whalemen who had gone before me.
  • There’s a most doleful and most mocking funeral!

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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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