After a long silence Dickey dolefully asked: "Say, do you believe the Saxondales turned me down on that shooting box party?"
"It's worse than the Professor's fit last year," she said dolefully.
"Poor Dimitri," she said, dolefully, after her husband had recounted the events of the day.
"It's all very well for you to be pleased, Lolla," I said dolefully.
"It has turned out a deal worse job than I expected," dolefully observed the steward.
The culprit was hauled, incontinently, dolefully wailing, to bed.
dolefully, with hanging head and downcast eyes, I made the dread announcement.
“That is about what I will do next,” said Elizabeth dolefully.
"Look at me," she said once when he had dolefully commented upon the possibility of change.
"Oh, I'll be all right, thanks," responded the other dolefully.
late 13c., with -ful, from Middle English dole "grief" (early 13c.), from Old French doel (Modern French deuil), from Late Latin dolus "grief," from Latin dolere "suffer, grieve." Related: Dolefully.