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melancholy
used in Fahrenheit 451

5 uses
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Definition
a sad feeling or manner — sometimes thoughtfully sad
  • That way lies melancholy.
    1 - 1t was a Pleasure to Burn (88% in)
melancholy = sadness
  • And the men with the cigarettes in their straight-lined mouths, the men with the eyes of puff-adders, took up their load of machine and tube, their case of liquid melancholy and the slow dark sludge of nameless stuff, and strolled out the door.
    1 - 1t was a Pleasure to Burn (20% in)
  • melancholy = sadness
  • The zipper displaces the button and a man lacks just that much time to think while dressing at dawn, a philosophical hour, and thus a melancholy hour....
    1 - 1t was a Pleasure to Burn (79% in)
  • melancholy = thoughtfully sad
  • Don't let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world.
    1 - 1t was a Pleasure to Burn (89% in)
  • melancholy = sad thoughts
  •   But now I only hear
      Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
    2 - The Sieve and the Sand (72% in)
melancholy = sad
There are no more uses of "melancholy" in Fahrenheit 451.

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