verb (used with object), des·o·lat·ed, des·o·lat·ing.
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Joy got the train with a desolately long interval of waiting at the station.The Wishing-Ring Man|Margaret Widdemer
Desolately she wandered up the secret trail to Wildenai's bower.Their Mariposa Legend|Charlotte Herr
"We are now about to get all the news of the neighbourhood," she said desolately.Love at Paddington|W. Pett Ridge
Notwithstanding a night as delightful as could be imagined, to-day it rained nearly all day most desolately.An Artilleryman's Diary|Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Calling to one another, it was not long before he saw the child wandering forlornly and desolately in the mist.