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expressing or causing sadness
  • For Boris, Julie played most doleful nocturnes on her harp.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (23% in)
  • She assumed her dolefully submissive manner and said to her husband: "Listen to me, Count, you have managed matters so that we are getting nothing for the house, and now you wish to throw away all our—all the children's property!
    Book Eleven — 1812 (35% in)

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