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melancholy
used in Frankenstein

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Definition
a sad feeling or manner — sometimes thoughtfully sad
  • But he is generally melancholy and despairing, and sometimes he gnashes his teeth, as if impatient of the weight of woes that oppresses him.
    Introductory Letters (66% in)
  • Even now, as I commence my task, his full-toned voice swells in my ears; his lustrous eyes dwell on me with all their melancholy sweetness; I see his thin hand raised in animation, while the lineaments of his face are irradiated by the soul within.
    Introductory Letters (99% in)
  • I threw myself into the chaise that was to convey me away and indulged in the most melancholy reflections.
    Chapter 3 (34% in)
  • Their melancholy is soothing, and their joy elevating, to a degree I never experienced in studying the authors of any other country.
    Chapter 6 (78% in)
  • My journey was very melancholy.
    Chapter 7 (29% in)
  • All of soulinspiriting fled with sleep, and dark melancholy clouded every thought.
    Chapter 10 (12% in)
  • I looked on the valley beneath; vast mists were rising from the rivers which ran through it and curling in thick wreaths around the opposite mountains, whose summits were hid in the uniform clouds, while rain poured from the dark sky and added to the melancholy impression I received from the objects around me.
    Chapter 10 (28% in)
  • Uttering a few sounds with an air of melancholy, he took the pail from her head and bore it to the cottage himself.
    Chapter 11 (73% in)
  • The old man, I could perceive, often endeavoured to encourage his children, as sometimes I found that he called them, to cast off their melancholy.
    Chapter 12 (48% in)
  • "It was on one of these days, when my cottagers periodically rested from labour—the old man played on his guitar, and the children listened to him—that I observed the countenance of Felix was melancholy beyond expression; he sighed frequently, and once his father paused in his music, and I conjectured by his manner that he inquired the cause of his son's sorrow.
    Chapter 13 (6% in)
  • My father saw this change with pleasure, and he turned his thoughts towards the best method of eradicating the remains of my melancholy, which every now and then would return by fits, and with a devouring blackness overcast the approaching sunshine.
    Chapter 18 (7% in)
  • After so long a period of an absorbing melancholy that resembled madness in its intensity and effects, he was glad to find that I was capable of taking pleasure in the idea of such a journey, and he hoped that change of scene and varied amusement would, before my return, have restored me entirely to myself.
    Chapter 18 (39% in)
  • But you will, I hope, soon quit this melancholy abode, for doubtless evidence can easily be brought to free you from the criminal charge.
    Chapter 21 (49% in)
  • As my sickness quitted me, I was absorbed by a gloomy and black melancholy that nothing could dissipate.
    Chapter 21 (70% in)
  • Sometimes, indeed, I felt a wish for happiness and thought with melancholy delight of my beloved cousin or longed, with a devouring maladie du pays, to see once more the blue lake and rapid Rhone, that had been so dear to me in early childhood; but my general state of feeling was a torpor in which a prison was as welcome a residence as the divinest scene in nature; and these fits were seldom interrupted but by paroxysms of anguish and despair.
    Chapter 21 (82% in)
  • But on the day that was to fulfil my wishes and my destiny, she was melancholy, and a presentiment of evil pervaded her; and perhaps also she thought of the dreadful secret which I had promised to reveal to her on the following day.
    Chapter 22 (83% in)
  • My father was in the meantime overjoyed and in the bustle of preparation only recognized in the melancholy of his niece the diffidence of a bride.
    Chapter 22 (84% in)
  • Thus Elizabeth endeavoured to divert her thoughts and mine from all reflection upon melancholy subjects.
    Chapter 22 (95% in)
  • Melancholy followed, but by degrees I gained a clear conception of my miseries and situation and was then released from my prison.
    Chapter 23 (63% in)

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