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1. That day was lamentable for all of us.
2. This is the lamentable tale wherewith.
3. He had no answer but the lamentable truth.
4. The loss was lamentable, but he would not let it stand.
5. But next day his visit ended in a lamentable dénouement.
6. Lamentable, he recognized, to be such a weak and inferior faster.
7. The business model of modern television is our lamentable excuse.

8. It wore the lamentable aspect of all constructions of hatred, ruin.
9. That was the most lamentable of her numerous frustrated undertakings.
10. And I do not see one cause or result lamentable at last in the universe.
11. They lay, therefore, all day on Saturday in a lamentable case, as before.
12. Nothing made him desist except his own lamentable state of demoraliza-tion.
13. Lamentable when elderly women display emotion, thought Lanks, watching her.
14. Father Fauchelevent was rattling in the throat in the most lamentable manner.
15. This dressing her up so prettily by her mother had apparently been to lamentable.
16. But everything was drowned in the lamentable exclamations and trumpet bursts of Jondrette.
17. For it was not for nothing that the evil bird had uttered its lamentable shriek over his head.
18. Christ and His apostles steadfastly enforced on their disciples the same lamentable prediction.
19. Even Byron had a wall space allocated to him here, and his lamentable single suitcase of clothes.
20. Lago ends his exposition adding: In any event, it is lamentable that in this hour of crisis of.
21. Savéliitch, though keeping up to me tolerably well, did not give over his lamentable supplications.
22. Jondrette had again begun to speak in a plaintive tone, with so vague an eye, and so lamentable an intonation, that M.
23. All the songs, the melodies of some of which have been collected, were humble and lamentable to the point of evoking tears.
24. It is of course lamentable that our writing to each other should have been, as you say it was, so often the cause of quarrels.
25. Gholson,) I should deplore that state of things which offers to the merchant the lamentable alternative, beggary or the plough.
26. All who heard that voice were chilled, so lamentable and terrible was it; all eyes were turned to the point whence it had proceeded.
27. These lamentable tribes of darkness have no longer merely the desperate audacity of actions, they possess the heedless audacity of mind.
28. MY BELOVED BARBARA ALEXIEVNA,—Today there took place in this house a most lamentable, a most mysterious, a most unlooked-for occurrence.
29. The vision of the action into which he felt that he was, perhaps, on the point of entering, appeared to him no more as lamentable, but as.
30. It is a lamentable lapse, I know, her father answered in the words of apology, but his knowing look at the speaker rebuked the notion.
31. What is most lamentable in connection with it is this, that no end can be foreseen to this increase of the budgets and impoverishment of the masses.
32. She had besides, more than formerly, in her face that indescribably terrified and lamentable something which sojourn in a prison adds to wretchedness.
33. She knew she had made a lamentable first appearance in the _rôle_ of a retiring mother, but how difficult it was when you felt overwhelmingly to talk objectively.
34. Dolly was very quick at the answers,--so quick that I suspected her of having been brought up on these very ones, as she no doubt was, but I cut a lamentable figure.
35. Quinn had only been here once and only under the most lamentable circumstances, and he was suddenly enthralled by the Impressionist paintings, which were quite divine.
36. Then, bending down to the ear of his eldest daughter, while the two visitors were engaged in examining this lamentable interior, he added in a low and rapid voice:—.
37. In addition to his lamentable state, Timonus was also in desperate need of a shave and his wrists were red and raw where the ropes had been constantly chaffing at him.
38. If I have committed an additional crime, punish me, but if you will allow that ever since the day of my birth my fate has been sad, bitter, and lamentable, then pity me.
39. You may meet warmly and neatly dressed folks—all very polite, and turning away from you tactfully, not wishing offensively to notice the lamentable fact of your existence.
40. He stood quivering, and the doctor, perched on the edge of the table, facing thoughtfully the cruel and lamentable sight, his chin in his hand, uttered, without stirring—.
41. There were few of the officers who were not provided with furs, but the majority of the soldiers had no clothing beyond their uniforms and great-coats, while their boots were in a most lamentable plight.
42. And indulge me, sir, with remarking, that I conceive the situation of a nation never can be more disastrous, calamitous, and lamentable, than when its great and serious affairs are placed in the hands of a parcel of punsters.
43. My uncle's silence was merely ominous of what I was in for, of how strongly, after another night's thinking it out, he felt about my affairs and his own lamentable connection with them owing to God's having given me to him for a niece.
44. What could Charles Gould have been thinking of when he brought her out there! It was outrageous! And the doctor had watched the course of events with a grim and distant reserve which, he imagined, his lamentable history imposed upon him.
45. Leisurely enough, God knows--and here the advantage of bulkheads comes in--for time is a great friend, a good helper--though in this lamentable case these bulkheads served only to prolong the agony of the passengers who could not be saved.
46. What secret wounds which he alone felt bleed! What excoriations in his lamentable existence! How many times he had risen bleeding, bruised, broken, enlightened, despair in his heart, serenity in his soul! and, vanquished, he had felt himself the conqueror.
47. People listened on their thresholds, to the rumors, the shouts, the tumult, the dull and indistinct sounds, to the things that were said: "It is cavalry," or: "Those are the caissons galloping," to the trumpets, the drums, the firing, and, above all, to that lamentable alarm peal from Saint-Merry.
48. In fact, this lamentable state of affair, which just caused the resignation of our greatest generals and admirals, has been enduring since 1945, when President Truman started his first massive cuts in the country’s military budgets, and this without any regard for their effects on our armed forces.
49. And he thought, as he stared at it, and remembered how lovely it used to be, that she was indeed a poor, lost, drifting soul, for all her grand clothes and glistening car--a trivial poor soul, too, wasting her time trying to cover up the ruin left by her departed youth with this lamentable façade of paint and plaster.
50. He spoiled everything I had on—left me just as I am now! How could I appear before my mistress? He spoiled everything … my dress and my jacket too—it was quite a new one; I gave a fiver for it … and tore my kerchief from my head… Oh, Lord! What will become of me now? she suddenly whined in a lamentable overstrained voice.
51. It was but some few days after encountering the Frenchman, that a most significant event befell the most insignificant of the Pequod's crew; an event most lamentable; and which ended in providing the sometimes madly merry and predestinated craft with a living and ever accompanying prophecy of whatever shattered sequel might prove her own.
52. Each of these would furnish a narrative, but on the whole I am of opinion that none of them unite so many singular points of interest as the episode of Yoxley Old Place, which includes not only the lamentable death of young Willoughby Smith, but also those subsequent developments which threw so curious a light upon the causes of the crime.
53. Each of these would furnish a narrative, but on the whole I am of opinion that none of them unites so many singular points of interest as the episode of Yoxley Old Place, which includes not only the lamentable death of young Willoughby Smith, but also those subsequent developments which threw so curious a light upon the causes of the crime.
54. Fidgeting in her seat, intensely aware of Joel’s scrutiny, Kathy tried to figure out a way to warn him about her parent’s lamentable matchmaking tendencies, without making it appear she herself found him to be prime husband material or was weaving romantic fantasies around him…which if she owned up to it, was precisely what she was wistfully doing.
55. Nevertheless we speak the simple truth when we say that if a man in the biological section of the British Association were to declare his opinion that some of the most lamentable conditions of human life were traceable to the action of evil spirits, he would be regarded, by nearly the whole company of learned persons assembled, as an enthusiast past redemption by argument.
56. What was the bond between these heroic souls and the soul of Captain Nemo? From this collection of portraits could I finally unravel the mystery of his existence? Was he a fighter for oppressed peoples, a liberator of enslaved races? Had he figured in the recent political or social upheavals of this century? Was he a hero of that dreadful civil war in America, a war lamentable yet forever glorious.
57. Never; not for one short hour altogether to herself in this old Spanish house she loved so well! Incorrigible, the last of the Corbelans, the last of the Avellanos, the doctor had said; but she saw clearly the San Tome mine possessing, consuming, burning up the life of the last of the Costaguana Goulds; mastering the energetic spirit of the son as it had mastered the lamentable weakness of the father.
58. Some, who were gay, had in their mouths quills through which they blew vermin over the crowd, picking out the women; the dawn accentuated these lamentable profiles with the blackness of its shadows; there was not one of these creatures who was not deformed by reason of wretchedness; and the whole was so monstrous that one would have said that the sun's brilliancy had been changed into the glare of the lightning.
59. Does it not then result, inevitably, as the dictate of common prudence, that we should, as soon as possible, commence our naval preparations? The Naval Establishment of the United States has been heretofore so much neglected, that it is at present in a state of lamentable depression; and the question now is, whether we will suffer it to go down entirely, or attempt to raise it up to some degree of respectability.
60. The wide diffusion in this day of scientific and semi-scientific materialism cannot be prevented; there are millions who, led on by Spencer and Maudsley, will not listen to the old doctrine of the Immortality of the Soul, and the more you preach it to them the more fiercely, they revolt, and point to the phenomena of cerebral formation and cerebral decay; but to us the extension of these ideas, however lamentable, is not so fatal a hindrance as it is to the advocates of natural immortality.
61. The general, with his head thrown back, hands extended, gaze fixed, looked silently at this dreadful apparition; then seeking the wall to support him, he glided along close to it until he reached the door, through which he went out backwards, uttering this single mournful, lamentable, distressing cry,—"Edmond Dantes!" Then, with sighs which were unlike any human sound, he dragged himself to the door, reeled across the court-yard, and falling into the arms of his valet, he said in a voice scarcely intelligible,—"Home, home.
62. Yet I have annoimced a thousand times already that I don't want to describe myself at all, and I firmly meant not to do so when I began my story : I quite understand that I'm not of the slightest interest to the reader, I am describing and want to describe other people, not myself, and if I keep coming in it's only a lamentable mistake, because I can't avoid it, however much I should like to, \\'hat I regret most is that I describe my own adventures with such heat; by doing so I give ground for supposing that I am still the same as I was.

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