Dolour vs Dolent - What's the difference?
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Dolour is a related term of dolent.
As a noun dolour
is (literary) a painful grief or suffering.
As an adjective dolent is
(archaic) sad, sorrowful.
(literary) A painful grief or suffering.
:* 1605', But for all this thou shalt have as many '''dolours for thy daughters as thou canst tell in a year. — William Shakespeare, ''King Lear II.ii
* 1874 , , X
- Perchance a congregation to fulfil
- Solemnities of silence in this doom,
- Mysterious rites of dolour and despair
- Permitting not a breath or chant of prayer?
(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.