Melancholy in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Melancholy

(literary) Affected with great sadness or depression. | (historical) Black bile, formerly thought to be one of the four "cardinal humours" of animal bodies. | Great sadness or depression, especially of a thoughtful or introspective nature.

Short Example Sentences for Melancholy

  • 1. How melancholy to have such a brother! 🔊
  • 2. I felt this melancholy to be infectious. 🔊
  • 3. He shook hands with a melancholy smile. 🔊
  • 4. I felt sorry to have awoke these melancholy recollections in him. 🔊
  • 5. In the distance sounded the melancholy notes of some pastoral flute. 🔊
  • 6. The gloom and melancholy which beset me, momentarily increased. 🔊
  • 7. He drank it at a single draught, and found his melancholy departed. 🔊
  • 8. Owing to his melancholy temperament and gloomy fits, he made no friends. 🔊
  • 9. The Manitos consulted what to do to assuage his melancholy and his wrath. 🔊
  • 10. A jaded, melancholy man of fifty, barefooted, opened the door to me. 🔊
  • 11. He can find nowhere to go but to some sorry Coffee-house, or melancholy Walk. 🔊

How to use Melancholy in Sentences?

  • 1. The melancholy person in his self-scrutiny becomes an intolerant tyrant to himself. 🔊
  • 2. His friends might have completed the melancholy roll by writing under his name the same epitaph. 🔊
  • 3. Gyuri was gazing with melancholy eyes at the canary, which was also silent now. 🔊
  • 4. It was for him, at the same time, a melancholy disappointment and a poignant relief. 🔊
  • 5. There was a deeper melancholy in her voice, and he thought how tired and ill she looked. 🔊
  • 6. Their faces still wore a smile, but there was a melancholy earnestness in their eyes. 🔊
  • 7. I said these words he gave another groan, deeper and more melancholy like than before. 🔊
  • 8. The presentiment of evil which overshadowed me was deepened by the melancholy of Nature. 🔊
  • 9. The sky was melancholy and grey, and the park lay before her, hushed and soundless. 🔊
  • 10. Zorka grew tired of the sad, melancholy song, and began to dance wildly and passionately. 🔊
  • 11. And in the melancholy greyness of the dawn he looked down into the street and wondered what the end would be. 🔊
  • 12. There was the melancholy which belongs to tender years set in exquisite contrast to the prevailing mirth. 🔊
  • 13. His father's pining melancholy meantime deepened into an abstraction of misery on her loss. 🔊
  • 14. This spirit is represented in the picture as a beautiful female, with a sweet but melancholy expression of countenance. 🔊
  • 15. We shut the windows and gave ourselves up to melancholy thoughts about the lost manuscript, the recovery of which now seemed utterly hopeless. 🔊
  • 16. Powerless to stay the destruction, the settlers, huddled behind their defences, witnessed a melancholy sight. 🔊
  • 17. Faded stuffed chairs and divans with soft cushions stood in melancholy symmetry around the room, the walls of which were hung with china silk. 🔊
  • 18. My continued melancholy situation compels me, however, to write immediately what will bring me in sufficient money for present use. 🔊
  • 19. Sorrow was made for man, not for beasts; yet if men encourage melancholy too much, they become no better than beasts. 🔊
  • 20. The Irish are the jesters of the world, but their laughter is a screen for their hopeless hearts and the deep melancholy of their souls. 🔊
  • 21. At length a tall, meagre figure stalked in, and after an earnest and melancholy look at the fowl, retired with a sigh. 🔊
  • 22. She was sorting ribbons with a somewhat melancholy face when Brian passed through the glass door and made his way to the counter. 🔊
  • 23. However that may be, he continued on his way with melancholy resignation; while Brig viewed her coming with alarm. 🔊
  • 24. Crowned figure of great beauty, bearded, head slightly bent to left with a melancholy expression; hands gone. 🔊