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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
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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
  • …learning and sensibility, I have from the very beginning responded warmly to Jews, my first love having been Miriam Bookbinder, the daughter of a local ship chandler, who even at the age of six wore in her lovely hooded eyes the vaguely disconsolate, largely inscrutable mystery of her race; and then later I experienced a grander empathy with Jewish folk which, I am persuaded, is chiefly available to those Southerners shattered for years and years by rock-hard encounter with the…
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Two cars loaded with disconsolate men drove down into the camp.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath

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  • Even before the stroke, he had already started withdrawing, falling into long, silent lapses, looking disconsolate.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • It was a disconsolate growl, with something indefinably green and queasy in its tone.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • My thoughts strayed from that question as I looked disconsolately at the fire.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • He was a tall, narrow, disconsolate man who moved with a crabby listlessness.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Leah was disconsolate.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • For herself, and for Mariam, who was disconsolate over Aziza’s absence, though, as always, Mariam chose to cradle her own suffering privately and quietly.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns

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  • The old servant returned to the caleche, looked into it, shook his head disconsolately, told the driver to turn into the yard, and stopped beside Mavra Kuzminichna.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "I did hope there would be a white one with puffed sleeves," she whispered disconsolately.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Kirke regarded me, as there I sat disconsolate, and never touched a crust.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • We at last arrived within the deep ditches that encompass that disconsolate city.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • During one of their walks a poor cot in the foldings of a vale attracted their notice as being singularly disconsolate, while the number of half-clothed children gathered about it spoke of penury in its worst shape.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Miserable and disconsolate, he wandered about among the many tents, only to find that one place was as cold as another.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • ’See there, Faguey,’ he said, pointing disconsolately to his top boots; ’not a drop of Day and Martin since you know when; not a bubble of blacking, by Jove!
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • He wandered to the strange kitchen, thawed some iced huckleberries, ate them disconsolately.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • Jo leaned her chin on her knees in a disconsolate attitude and shook her fist at the reprehensible John.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • "That was my last guess," Clary said with a defeated sigh, sinking down onto the steps outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and staring disconsolately down Fifth Avenue.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Martin leaned on the handle of his brush and puffed disconsolately.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Having satisfied himself that there was no risk of immediate discovery he went back to the kitchen with a lighter step, and found Mattie disconsolately removing the last scraps of pickle from the floor.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • It was cold, our breaths came out in front of us, there were no leaves on the trees; gray sky, two ducks in the pond, disconsolate.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The scout directed Heyward and his disconsolate fellow travelers to seat themselves in the forward end of the canoe, and took possession of the other himself, as erect and steady as if he floated in a vessel of much firmer materials.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • The terrified and disconsolate ladies, without discussing Don Quixote’s demand or asking who Dulcinea might be, promised that their squire should do all that had been commanded.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • The middle one of the three windows was half-way open; and sitting close beside it, taking the air with an infinite sadness of mien, like some disconsolate prisoner, Utterson saw Dr. Jekyll.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The interior voice nagging me not to be a fool-to save my skin and take off my skis and walk down, camouflaged by the scrub pines bordering the slope-fled like a disconsolate mosquito.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • "Do not despair," said he to the disconsolate Candide, "I understand a little of the jargon of these people, I will speak to them."
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • All disconsolate, With Pindarus his bondman, on this hill.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • In repose, it had taken on the strained, disconsolate expression that is written on the countenance of so many Southern Negroes.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Don’t you frighten them away,’ cried someone on deck disconsolately.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • Sitting on top of Mr Weasley’s overflowing in-tray was an old toaster that was hiccoughing in a disconsolate way and a pair of empty leather gloves that were twiddling their thumbs.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Red reached in his pocket, found nothing there, glanced at Tom, then sat disconsolate.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • Before I could reach the scene of action, more shots were heard, and then a shout of victory; after which appeared through the stems of the trees the disconsolate figure of Jack, hobbling along like a cripple, supported on each side by his brothers.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • "Who is this fellow?" he asked: "The magistrate," Ursula answered disconsolately.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • "Well, what now?" he asked disconsolately.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • He just shook his head with a disconsolate expression.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • With these words he threw the boots towards Mr. Mell, who went back a few paces to pick them up, and looked at them (very disconsolately, I was afraid), as we went on together.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • They stared disconsolately at the pool.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • She was standing disconsolately near the hot dog stand watching other children stuff themselves when a man paused to speak to her.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • She obeyed, but loitered disconsolately at the landing window.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • "I suppose you have to have some friends before you can get in," she added, disconsolately.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Late in the evening I heard the distant rumbling of wagons over bridges—a sound heard farther than almost any other at night—the baying of dogs, and sometimes again the lowing of some disconsolate cow in a distant barn-yard.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • And yet he was convinced that a disconsolate widow, more than any other woman, might carry within her the seed of happiness.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • There was the depot, of course; I often went down to see the night train come in, and afterward sat awhile with the disconsolate telegrapher who was always hoping to be transferred to Omaha or Denver, ’where there was some life.’
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • CHAPTER IX Scarlett sat in the window of her bedroom that midsummer morning and disconsolately watched the wagons and carriages full of girls, soldiers and chaperons ride gaily out Peachtree road in search of woodland decorations for the bazaar which was to be held that evening for the benefit of the hospitals.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • And after that, slowly, mercilessly, with wailing strings and disconsolate blowing of horns, the music began again: this time, a tune to break your heart.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Silver Chair
  • They were rather disconsolate, did not know what to do, what to play at.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • It is impossible for me to express the beauties of her mind, or the loveliness of her person; neither can I too much lament her loss, which my latest breath shall record; her influence was greater over me, than the powers of my own reason, the importunities of friends, the instructions of a father, or the melting tears of a tender and disconsolate mother; in a word, she was the spirit of all my affairs, and the centre of my enterprizes.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • He burst into a mad laugh, while Christine gave a disconsolate moan behind her velvet mask.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
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