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Definition excessively mournful
  • It's hard to say "No" to that lugubrious hound-dog face.
lugubrious = excessively mournful
  • After decades of lugubrious decline, ...
  • Presently a dog set up a long, lugubrious howl just outside...
    Twain, Mark  --  Tom Sawyer
  • It is a lugubrious film punctuated with emotional carnage.
  • Derby now came to lugubrious attention.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • lugubrious = excessively mournful
  • He knew, as did everyone else, about the forthcoming marriage, but it was news to him that Anne was one of us, and he received it lugubriously.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • lugubriously = in an excessively mournful manner
  • He shook his head lugubriously.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • lugubriously = in an excessively mournful manner
  • In the last act it is important to remove from the picture of the seated dead any suggestion of the morbid or lugubrious.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • lugubrious = excessively mournful
  • The drawn blinds gave a lugubrious aspect.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Of Human Bondage
  • The fact is too preposterous for tears, too lugubrious for laughter.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  Mosses From An Old Manse and other stories
  • He seemed to be playing a part, mechanically, in a lugubrious comedy.
    James, Henry  --  The American
  • I had never heard so lugubrious a cry.
    Leroux, Gaston  --  The Mystery of the Yellow Room
  • Billy sang a lugubrious song of many stanzas about a cowboy, the refrain of which was, "Bury me out on the lone prairie."
    London, Jack  --  The Valley of the Moon
  • Robby's face is so lugubrious that it is no wonder I have bad dreams.
    Montgomery, Lucy Maud  --  Anne of The Island
  • He broke out in a merry whistle, which quickly became lugubrious and ceased.
    London, Jack  --  Love of Life And Other Stories
  • I asked, finding a lugubrious voice at length.
    Hornung, E. W.  --  Raffles, Further Adventures Of The Amateur Cracksman
  • Bid your band silence that dead march—or, by my word, they shall have sufficient cause for their lugubrious strains
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  From Twice Told Tales
  • "Truly they are," murmured the count in a lugubrious tone.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "... at Vaux," said Porthos, with a lugubrious expression.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Man in the Iron Mask
  • "That I can see," was my lugubrious reply; "but where will this shaft end, and to what fall are we likely to be exposed?"
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth

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