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doleful
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War and Peace
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  • For Boris, Julie played most doleful nocturnes on her harp.
  • She assumed her dolefully submissive manner and said to her husband: "Listen to me, Count, you have managed matters so that we are getting nothing for the house, and now you wish to throw away all our—all the children’s property!

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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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