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melancholy
used in The Hidden Oracle

4 uses
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Definition
a sad feeling or manner — sometimes thoughtfully sad
  • Now, though, I had higher hopes of finding Meg, which made it difficult to summon the proper amount of melancholy.
    p. 257.2
  • Their expressions were melancholy, as if they knew they were going to their deaths, yet they circled the fire.
    p. 296.8
  • I did not even mind the hyacinths blooming in the windowsill, filling the room with their melancholy perfume.
    p. 343.4
  • Calypso smiled, though her eyes were still touched by melancholy.
    p. 354.9

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