They do not inspire us into unquestioning loyalty; they sadden us and provoke the unanswerable existential question: Why?
The leathery visage of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell never fails to sadden and enrage me.
He must sadden the heart of this creature of joy that he might keep her body safe from peril.
It seemed to him monstrous that one should sadden one's life by such an excursion as this.
My heart would often sadden for him as I noticed his uncouth, nervous movements, his furtive glances and twitching features.
Why sadden the poor children, and damp their newly cherished hopes?
Then, seeing the tears in Fleur-de-Marie's eyes, the inspectress added, "But we must not sadden your departure thus."
In spite of difficulties, their life has never been stern enough to sadden them.
Many causes combined to sadden and depress the king's heart, as he felt old age creeping upon him.
No, my mother, no; the only use of all these exaggerated precautions is to sadden life.