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disconsolate
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Jane Eyre
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  • On the evening of the day on which I had seen Miss Scatcherd flog her pupil, Burns, I wandered as usual among the forms and tables and laughing groups without a companion, yet not feeling lonely: when I passed the windows, I now and then lifted a blind, and looked out; it snowed fast, a drift was already forming against the lower panes; putting my ear close to the window, I could distinguish from the gleeful tumult within, the disconsolate moan of the wind outside.

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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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