Dolorous vs Dolent - What's the difference?
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Dolorous is a related term of dolent.
As adjectives the difference between dolorous and dolent
is that dolorous
is solemnly or ponderously sad while dolent
is (archaic) sad, sorrowful.
Solemnly or ponderously sad.
* 1596 , , The Faerie Queene , Book 5, Canto 4:
- Through dolorous despaire, which she conceyved,
- Into the Sea her selfe did headlong throw,
* 1645 , , "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity", stanza 14:
- Thinking to have her griefe by death bereaved.
- . . . Hell itself will pass away,
* 1859 , , A Tale of Two Cities , ch. 30:
- And leave her dolorous mansions to the peering day.
* 2001 June 24, Stefan Kanfer, "
- From this prison here of horror, whence I every hour tend nearer and nearer to destruction, I send you . . . the assurance of my dolorous and unhappy service.
Author, Teacher, Witness," Time :
- As World War II came to a close, the gaunt and dolorous child was liberated at yet another death camp, Buchenwald.
(archaic) Sad, sorrowful.
* 1874 ,
- Poor wretch! who once hath paced that dolent city
- Shall pace it often, doomed beyond all pity,
* 1969 , Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor , Penguin 2011, p. 148:
*:‘Did you find them all, Uncle Van?’ she inquired, sighing, laying her dolent head on his shoulder.
- With horror ever deepening from the first.