We know only that in some strange and melancholy way we have become a waste land.
Erich Maria Remarque -- All Quiet on the Western Front
This was such a perfect friend moment, it made her feel kind of melancholy and nostalgic.
Sara Shepard -- Pretty Little Liars
That way lies melancholy.
Ray Bradbury -- Fahrenheit 451
To his eyes all seemed beautiful, but to me a tinge of melancholy lay upon the country-side
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Hound of the Baskervilles
Alice replied in a very melancholy voice.
Lewis Carroll -- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
A queenless colony is a pitiful and melancholy community;
Sue Monk Kidd -- The Secret Life of Bees
all gladness left him and a deep melancholy settled down upon his spirit.
Mark Twain -- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Grantaire was drinking in a melancholy way.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
a rather melancholy voice
C.S. Lewis -- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Though reckoned a melancholy man, Mr. Hooper had a placid cheerfulness for such occasions,
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Minister’s Black Veil
Her face was leant to one side, following the lines of music with a careful and melancholy expression.
Franz Kafka -- Metamorphosis
and their ears were down and their whiskers drooped and their tails dragged in the grass, and their leader piped on his slender pipe a melancholy tune.
C.S. Lewis -- Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
For the first time in my life a feeling of overpowering stinging melancholy seized me.
Herman Melville -- Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
...he looked back and saw the head of Faith still peeping after him with a melancholy air, in spite of her pink ribbons.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Young Goodman Brown
For Tuck’s head tilted to one side, his eyes went soft, and the gentlest smile in the world displaced the melancholy creases of his cheeks.
Natalie Babbitt -- Tuck Everlasting
At these times the country gave him a feeling of profound melancholy
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Winter Dreams
he will smile upon her, which will now be so unsuitable to her disposition, being addicted to a melancholy as she is
William Shakespeare -- Twelfth Night
When is she dejected or melancholy?
Jane Austen -- Sense and Sensibility
He is of a very melancholy disposition.
William Shakespeare -- Much Ado About Nothing
a note of sweet and melancholy music
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The House of the Seven Gables
They say you are a melancholy fellow.
William Shakespeare -- As You Like It
he had sometimes seen a shade of melancholy on her blessed face, that smote him with remorse and despair.
Charles Dickens -- Hard Times
’Only it is so VERY lonely here!’ Alice said in a melancholy voice; and at the thought of her loneliness two large tears came rolling down her cheeks.
Lewis Carroll -- Through the Looking-Glass
when I am dull with care and melancholy
William Shakespeare -- The Comedy of Errors
He made her melancholy, sad, and heavy; And so she died:
William Shakespeare -- Love’s Labour’s Lost
why art thou melancholy?
William Shakespeare -- The Merry Wives of Windsor
His letters were increasingly melancholy.
Russell Baker -- Growing Up
Melancholy sank into me, whisking away the joy I had just felt with Aunt and Uncle, stunning me with its power.
Lisa See -- Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Melancholy seeped into his brain with her words, stuck to them like syrup.
James Dashner -- The Scorch Trials
She was humming something melancholy and familiar.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
She gave a melancholy smile.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Longest Ride
It’s more like that melancholy feeling you get at the end of a really good vacation.
Gayle Forman -- Where She Went
The grayish afternoon light gave the walls a melancholy cast.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Choice
Even then I used to wonder how I should feel when I saw some severely slim, tall lad place his hand on the small of her back, let it slip down a notch, whether I ought to burn with indignation or shiver or stand back in prideful and surrendering melancholy.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
Where it caught the porch glow through the window it was bathed in a pale-gold, melancholy light.
Jojo Moyes -- Me Before You
Now, though, I had higher hopes of finding Meg, which made it difficult to summon the proper amount of melancholy.
Rick Riordan -- The Trials of Apollo
They were gentle and lilting, these sighs, and despite their melancholy Reynie loved to hear them.
Trenton Lee Stewart -- The Mysterious Benedict Society
A look of deep melancholy crossed the Mathemagician’s face and his eves grew moist with sadness.
Norton Juster -- The Phantom Tollbooth
"No need for your melancholy, Sir Bert," Sir John said.
Gail Carson Levine -- Ella Enchanted
My mam’s chapped lips and fleeting smile, the melancholy that filled our home in Kinvara and traveled with us across the ocean to take up permanent residence in the dim corners of our tenement apartment in New York.
Christina Baker Kline -- Orphan Train