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Tristful

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Tristful trĭst"fụl Sad; sorrowful; gloomy. "Eyes so tristful, eyes so tristful,
      Heart so full of care and cumber."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tristful Sad; sorrowful.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Tristful (Shak.) sad, sorrowful, gloomy
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. triste—L. tristis, sad.

Usage

In literature:

How doleful, trist, and plangorous would such a sight and pageantry prove unto them?
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
This was my share in the victory of the noche triste.
"Montezuma's Daughter" by H. Rider Haggard
The evening after their guests' departure seemed long and triste.
"Dora Thorne" by Charlotte M. Braeme
All the same, Rosita and Vincente are very triste, and the family will not know what to make.
"The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories" by Bret Harte
MY SWEET CHILD, Do take pity on my poor boy and cheer him up with a sight of you, for he is so triste it breaks my heart to see him.
"Rose in Bloom" by Louisa May Alcott
They were at first sluggish, winding among triste fir-trees, but gradually developed a strong current.
"In the Wilderness" by Charles Dudley Warner
Dear, dear, how sweet, and oh, how triste!
"The Judgment House" by Gilbert Parker
At that time Mr. Trist handed in his ultimatum.
"The Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant, Part 1." by Ulysses S. Grant
Ce jour-la, ce triste programme ne manqua pas de s'executer point par point.
"Histoires grises" by E. Edouard Tavernier
During this time life went on in a very triste manner at Desmond Court.
"Castle Richmond" by Anthony Trollope
Midnight was the accepted hour, he said; prior to that I would find it rather dull, triste.
"Kent Knowles: Quahaug" by Joseph C. Lincoln
She has set the town admiring, and jealous mothers prophesy trist ending for her.
"The Seats Of The Mighty, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
And so you like to quit the world and to come to our triste old hotel.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
How doleful, trist, and plangorous would such a sight and pageantry prove unto them?
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book III." by Francois Rabelais
She was sent by Polk with Pillow and Trist to the City of Mexico and actually wrote the final treaty.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
But why these pensive tristful looks, now she hath her heart's desire?
"A Set of Rogues" by Frank Barrett
It was a perverse choice, for nothing could be imagined more triste and silent.
"Green Tea; Mr. Justice Harbottle" by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
Is it not that it is triste, Madame?
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
Who now sings The noon's and his own tristfulness?
"Ardours and Endurances" by Robert Malise Bowyer Nichols
Poor old Trist, he was a bit soft on Althea.
"Mollie's Prince" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
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In poetry:

No se lo que he sonado
En la noche pasada;
Triste, muy triste debio ser el sueno,
Pues despierto la angustia me duraba.
"Rimas LXVIII" by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
Triste cosa es el sueno
Que llanto nos arranca;
Mas tengo en mi tristeza una alegria...
iSe que aun me quedan lagrimas!
"Rimas LXVIII" by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
E, spaventato dal fatal problema,
Triste amatore d'un'estasi arcana,
Cantava a se` medesimo un poema
Inebbriando la sua forma umana!
"In Morte Di Emilio Praga" by Ferdinando Fontana
Now she is drawn up from me,
All my angels, wet-eyed, tristful,
Gaze from great
Heaven's gate
Like pent children, very wistful,
That below a playmate see.
"Scala Jacobi Portaque Eburnea" by Francis Thompson
As in a boundless sea in darkening fields and meadows
The sunset's tristful rays fade and then sink from sight,
And in mute twilights wake, over the steppe the shadows
Creep swiftly, bringing night.
"As in a boundless sea in darkening fields and meadows" by Ivan Bunin
La campagna avea un'eco--di gemiti lontani.
Le foglie che stormivano--di fuori, nell'ortaglia,
Parevano il fruscio--d'un abito a gramaglia.
La lampada moriva.
--Mastro Spaghi avea detto
Ravvivandola: "E` triste!--Povero giovanotto!"
"Mastro Spaghi" by Ferdinando Fontana

In news:

Dan Trist scored a career-high 30 points, including 19 after halftime, as Lafayette defeated LIU Brooklyn 98-94 in overtime Monday night.
Trist's 16 lift Lafayette over Delaware 63-60.
EASTON, Pa.—Dan Trist netted 16 points as Lafayette overcame a sizeable rebounding deficit to hand Delaware its fourth straight loss 63-60 Wednesday night in a nonconference game.
Anopther hypocrit republican hiding his gay trists I wonder how much Rubio is involved here.
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