sadly, more time probably was spent debating the shape of the meeting table than in the two-hour meeting itself.
sadly, the world will never see the realization of those skills.
sadly, those looking for a clear predictor will be confounded, but they can find some clues about the future.
She eyes me sadly and says she's very tired, she's very depressed.
Some of the responses I got were disappointing and sadly predictable.
"You're looking for your Bobby, and I'm searching for my daddy," said Puss, sadly.
It brought disappointment to herself, and, as she sadly suspected, to Hester.
“It is indeed a kind of execution, for this is to be my good-by,” he said sadly.
What he called his legitimate business had been sadly neglected of late.
"That's more than I can say of myself," said the Cloth Dog sadly.
Old English sæd "sated, full, having had one's fill (of food, drink, fighting, etc.), weary of," from Proto-Germanic *sathaz (cf. Old Norse saðr, Middle Dutch sat, Dutch zad, Old High German sat, German satt, Gothic saþs "satiated, sated, full"), from PIE *seto- (cf. Latin satis "enough, sufficient," Greek hadros "thick, bulky," Old Church Slavonic sytu, Lithuanian sotus "satiated," Old Irish saith "satiety," sathach "sated"), from root *sa- "to satisfy" (cf. Sanskrit a-sinvan "insatiable").
Sense development passed through the meaning "heavy, ponderous" (i.e. "full" mentally or physically), and "weary, tired of" before emerging c.1300 as "unhappy." An alternative course would be through the common Middle English sense of "steadfast, firmly established, fixed" (e.g. sad-ware "tough pewter vessels") and "serious" to "grave." In the main modern sense, it replaced Old English unrot, negative of rot "cheerful, glad."
Meaning "very bad" is from 1690s. Slang sense of "inferior, pathetic" is from 1899; sad sack is 1920s, popularized by World War II armed forces (specifically by cartoon character invented by Sgt. George Baker, 1942, and published in U.S. Armed Forces magazine "Yank"), probably a euphemistic shortening of common military slang phrase sad sack of shit.
seasonal affective disorder
Inferior; botched or bungled; crummy: It's a sad dump/ What a sad-ass town (first form 1899+, second 1971+ third 1974+)