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ad part. dolent.

1.
(in prescriptions) to the painful parts.
Origin of ad part. dolent.
From the Latin word ad partēs dolentēs
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  • But the dolent accents returned as he opened his proofs and read them.

    Balzac Frederick Lawton
  • By turns they were dolent, forsaken, languorous, and haughty.

    L-bas J. K. Huysmans
  • She regarded him with her smoky eyes, in which he now saw that dolent, almost dolorous expression which had captivated him.

    L-bas J. K. Huysmans
  • Pest on these dreary, dolent airs!Confound these funeral pomps and poses!

  • Dole and dolent are doubtless the exact counterparts of dolore and dolente, so far as mere etymology can go.

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