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Feeling, expressing, or inducing sadness, regret, or grief
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“Fleet, meanwhile, has the resigned and mournful air of a dog who knows the precise trick his master requires him to perform in return for dinner.”
Suggestive or expressive of sorrow, distress or regret
“The messenger of love became her only companion to grieve her mournful heart.”
Causing, or suggestive of, melancholy or unhappiness
“The Sultan, my august sovereign, has learned with profound affliction the mournful news of the cruel death of President Lincoln.”
Having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
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“It was raining as the two men came out of the train station, and the rain accentuated the gray and mournful atmosphere of the scene.”
Disturbing in nature due to references to death or dying
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“All surrounding splendor seemed to fade away before her dazzling presence, like mournful spirits of a lower world before a radiant creature of the sky.”
Full of emotion and expression
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Pertaining to penance or penitence
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