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  • Miserable and disconsolate, he wandered about among the many tents, only to find that one place was as cold as another.
    London, Jack  --  The Call of the Wild
  • The boy was sitting in a disconsolate little heap by the roadside, whittling half-heartedly at a small stick.
    Porter, Eleanor H.  --  Pollyanna
  • But we of little faith had already lost that little, and it was a very disconsolate group...
    Montgomery, Lucy Maud  --  The Golden Road
  • I glanced at my companion, and his face had assumed such a disconsolate expression that it was all I could do to keep my countenance.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  A Study In Scarlet
  • a disconsolate winter landscape
  • The street lamps gave a disconsolate and useless glimmer.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  Notes from the Underground
  • He dragged himself upstairs, and brooded in his room a long time, disconsolate and forlorn...
    Twain, Mark  --  Pudd'n'head Wilson
  • I broke my fast in disappointed solitude, and I hung about disconsolate all the morning, looking wistfully for my new-made friend.
    Hornung, E. W.  --  Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Jody turned disconsolately away, and walked down toward the old haystack.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • On the fourth morning he was discovered disconsolately climbing a hill, in his craving to get a glimpse of the sea from somewhere or other.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Even before the stroke, he had already started withdrawing, falling into long, silent lapses, looking disconsolate.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The street lamps gave a disconsolate and useless glimmer.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • Through several succeeding days he saw her at different times from the window of his room moping disconsolately about the garden.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • So he sauntered out into the fields, complaining disconsolately, "Good Lord! how long will this imprisonment last!"
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • All disconsolate, With Pindarus his bondman, on this hill.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • Feeling very disconsolate, he waded into the cold water.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Martin leaned on the handle of his brush and puffed disconsolately.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Don't you frighten them away,' cried someone on deck disconsolately.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • They stared disconsolately at the pool.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • He wandered to the strange kitchen, thawed some iced huckleberries, ate them disconsolately.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles

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