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Definition of Downheartedly
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Literary usage of Downheartedly
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1. Longman's Magazine by Charles James Longman (1885)
"... still without speech, he put his hand before his face. She waited for a word in vain. ' What ? ' she cried, ' do you take the thing downheartedly ? ..."
2. The Ordeal by Fire: By a Sergeant in the French Army by Marcel Berger (1916)
""Not for long," he murmured, downheartedly. "Yes! Yes! I swear that you, you, you understand, will get through!" What did I know of it? ..."
3. Last Words on Great Issues by John Beattie Crozier (1917)
"I have not yet asked my publishers," he said,— somewhat ominously and downheartedly I thought. • " But if your scheme does not come off, will you, ..."
4. Doctor Kilgannon by Seumas MacManus (1907)
"Yes,' says Conn, a bit downheartedly. ' Yes,' says he, ' them's all the ruins.' ' All,' says he next moment with a snap, ' all except one little one. ..."
5. Story and Play Readers by Margaret Knox (1917)
"[downheartedly watching the artist walking down the road.] I wonder why it is when a fellow finds one who understands him he always has to go away. ..."