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doleful
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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expressing or causing sadness
  • Even that most doleful of Christian laments—"Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen"—sounded snappy and upbeat through these women's windpipes as they sauntered along:
    Book 5 — Exodus (6% in)
doleful = full of sadness
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