They do not inspire us into unquestioning loyalty; they sadden us and provoke the unanswerable existential question: Why?
The leathery visage of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell never fails to sadden and enrage me.
He must sadden the heart of this creature of joy that he might keep her body safe from peril.
In spite of difficulties, their life has never been stern enough to sadden them.
My heart would often sadden for him as I noticed his uncouth, nervous movements, his furtive glances and twitching features.
No, my mother, no; the only use of all these exaggerated precautions is to sadden life.
Then, seeing the tears in Fleur-de-Marie's eyes, the inspectress added, "But we must not sadden your departure thus."
I need not sadden the reader with dwelling on the misery of those three days.
Many causes combined to sadden and depress the king's heart, as he felt old age creeping upon him.
It seemed to him monstrous that one should sadden one's life by such an excursion as this.