verb (used with or without object)
Related formssad·den·ing·ly, adverbun·sad·dened, adjective
Examples from the Web for sadden
The leathery visage of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell never fails to sadden and enrage me.Mitch McConnell: Putting Party Ahead of Country Every Time|Michael Tomasky|June 1, 2011|DAILY BEAST
They do not inspire us into unquestioning loyalty; they sadden us and provoke the unanswerable existential question: Why?
Tracing the blighted past, I am only left to sadden at that gentleness which never came from love!Godolphin, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
At the distance their joy did not sadden him--he marveled why; and thus, in musing reverie, thought to explain the why to himself.
But, at any rate, there is always Leonora to cheer you up; I don't want to sadden you.The Good Soldier|Ford Madox Ford
It need not sadden you, Diana; because every man is the better for having given his best.The Following of the Star|Florence L. Barclay
You would not now sadden the hours of your absence from me by causing anxious thoughts in my heart.'Three Score Years and Ten'|Charlotte Ouisconsin Van Cleve