miserably

Definitions

  • "May turned away, feeling ashamed and miserable."
    "May turned away, feeling ashamed and miserable."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv miserably in a miserable manner "I bit my lip miserably and nodded"
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The Miser and His Gold The Miser and His Gold

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Victor Hugo's Les Miserables contains one of the longest sentences in the French language 823 words without a period.
    • adv Miserably In a miserable; unhappily; calamitously; wretchedly; meanly. "They were miserably entertained.""The fifth was miserably stabbed to death."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: All of the officers in the Confederate army were given copies of Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, to carry with them at all times. Robert E. Lee, among others, believed that the book symbolized their cause. Both revolts were defeated.
    • miserably In a miserable manner; calamitously; pitiably; deplorably; very poorly or meanly; wretchedly.
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Quotations

  • Paul Little
    Paul Little
    “Others think it's a choice between doing what we want to do and being happy, and doing what God wants us to do and being miserable.”
  • Letitia Elizabeth Landon
    Letitia Elizabeth Landon
    “No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable.”
  • Sir Roger L'Estrange
    Sir Roger L'Estrange
    “It is not the place, nor the condition, but the mind alone that can make anyone happy or miserable.”
  • Franz Kafka
    Franz%20Kafka
    “May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air.”
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis%20Bacon
    “Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.”
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor%20Hugo
    “To love another person is to see the face of God. [Les Miserables]”

Usage

In literature:

After hearing the story, and seeing the miserable plight of the castaways, he invited them to his home.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
And yet it was true that, fighting against him, she was miserable.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
I should want her every hour and should be utterly miserable without her.
"The Measure of a Man" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
As a result he passed one of the most miserable nights of his life.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad" by Edith Van Dyne
The sound of his brother's footsteps not only roused the miser to animation, but to an acute sense of suffering.
"Mark Hurdlestone" by Susanna Moodie
It was a miserable ride.
"Adventures of a Despatch Rider" by W. H. L. Watson
I should be miserable.
"Sally Bishop" by E. Temple Thurston
I shall be miserable for a month, and the house will be divided against itself.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
It was quite by accident that Peter Rabbit first heard of Miser the Trade Rat.
"Mother West Wind "Where" Stories" by Thornton W. Burgess
Oh, I am so miserable!
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
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In poetry:

Alas! the little day of life
Is shorter than a span;
Yet black with thousand hidden ills
To miserable man.
"The Complaint of Nature" by John Logan
It is almost three
I sit at the marble top
sorting poems, miserable
the little lamp glows feebly
I don't glow at all
"At Joan's" by Frank O Hara
The best of gifts will not be stored:
The manna of yesterday
Has filled no sacred miser-hoard
To keep new need away.
"The Prism" by George MacDonald
And had it reached us all, should we
In such a boon be blessed?
O no;—a part might misers be,
And prodigals the rest.
"Hymns for Communion VI" by John Pierpont
He ask'd the miserable man
Why he was kneeling there,
And what the crime had been that caus'd
The anguish of his prayer.
"The Sailor, Who Had Served In The Slave Trade." by Robert Southey
We will not feel, while summer waits
Her rich delights to share,
What sinners, miserably bad,—
How weak and poor we are.
"January" by Alice Cary

In news:

0 Tom Hooper on the set of "Les Miserables".
Oh, that miserable spare tire that seems to get bigger and rounder as the years go by.
After its record-setting production of "Les Miserables," the Playhouse will present the first Youtheatre show of 2012-13, "The Little Mermaid JR.".
Others, like "The Misers," are more recognizable as the work of perhaps the most famous surrealist .
I'm miserable, so I might as well be comfortable.
Remember how hot, sticky and miserable it was Wednesday.
Have you ever failed this miserably.
The smiths heaven knows i'm miserable now louder than bombs.
'Les Miserables': singing Hugh Jackman, teary -eyed Anne Hathaway.
'Les Miserables': singing Hugh Jackman, teary-eyed Anne Hathaway.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions moved a step closer toward putting their miserable past behind them, winning for the first time this season and by their largest margin in 15 years.
The stars of Les Miserables walked the red carpet for the film's world premiere in London and actress Anne Hathaway's gown stole the show.
Les Miserables premiere produces a red-carpet fashion bonanza .
And Universal Pictures have officially announced that Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" will release on Imax digital theaters alongside its standard UK release on Jan 11.
Boycotting failed miserably for secular revolutionaries in previous votes during Egypt's transition.
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In science:

An attempt to fit it with Eq. (1) is shown in Fig. (5): it is a miserable failure.
Optical and X-ray Afterglows in the Cannonball Model of GRBs
FOAM employs combinations of two MC techniques: importance and stratified sampling known from older programs oriented for these tasks VEGAS and MISER .
Upgrade of the Cellular General Purpose Monte Carlo Tool FOAM to version 2.06
Once again, we see that the minimal exponent q = 0 produces miserable results, but the largest eigenvalues are quite accurate even for q = 1.
Finding structure with randomness: Probabilistic algorithms for constructing approximate matrix decompositions
However, the reverse implication (and hence Theorem 1) fails miserably for subgroups in general.
Kesten's theorem for Invariant Random Subgroups
This has miserable ultraviolet behavior, being completely undamped as k → ∞.
Origins of Mass
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