Obama himself shows the dolorous dangers of unalloyed ideology, making transformation a higher priority than repair.
You know I am not one of your dolorous gentlemen: so now let us laugh again.
There were sighs of comprehension, gasps of dolorous interest.
If Mr. Ormond and Captain Butler must tickle sword-points one day, that is no cause for dolorous looks or hot words--no!
“Pleasant news,” said Mr. Hawke, with rather a dolorous sigh.
This dolorous monologue was interrupted by the entrance of the canon's majordomo, an old servant with gray hair.
It was night, I repeat; there was a row of cabs in a dolorous rain.
And, once the heart is enmeshed in the golden filaments, it is a most dolorous work to disentangle it.
"Unto all the rest of my days, I should think," interrupted the dolorous Darcy.
And thus I left my home and the gloomy, sorrowful influence of my most dolorous mother.
c.1400, "causing pain," from Old French doloros (12c., Modern French douloureux) "painful, sorrowful, wretched," from Late Latin dolorosus "painful, sorrowful," from Latin dolor "pain, grief." Sense of "causing grief" is from mid-15c.; that of "full of sorrow" is from 1510s. Related: Dolorously; dolorousness.