• WordNet 3.6
    • n sadness the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness
    • n sadness emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
    • n sadness the state of being sad "she tired of his perpetual sadness"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are at least six universal facial expressions. They are: happiness, sadness, disgust, fear, anger and surprise
    • Sadness Heaviness; firmness.
    • Sadness Quality of being sad, or unhappy; gloominess; sorrowfulness; dejection. "Dim sadness did not spare
      That time celestial visages."
    • Sadness Seriousness; gravity; discretion. "Her sadness and her benignity."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On September 13th, 1916 an elephant that had killed a man was hanged until dead from a rail road crain in Erwin, Tennesee. On their first attempt the elephant fell to the ground. It was very sad.
    • n sadness Heaviness; weight; firmness; strength.
    • n sadness Steadiness; steadfastness; constancy.
    • n sadness Seriousness; gravity; discretion; sedateness; sobriety; sober earnest.
    • n sadness The state of being sad or sorrowful; sorrowfulness; mournfulness; dejection of mind: as, sadness in the remembrance of loss.
    • n sadness A melancholy look; gloom of countenance.
    • n sadness Synonyms Grief, Sorrow, etc. (see affliction); despondency, melancholy, depression.
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  • Orison Swett Marden
    “The world is sad enough without your woe.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Remember that your failures are the seeds of your most glorious successes. Be sad if you must, but don't despair.”
  • Maya Angelou
    “The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.”
  • William S. Burroughs
    “In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
    “Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe.”
  • John M. Thomas
    John M. Thomas
    “Be open to your happiness and sadness as they arise.”


In literature:

The "home" and "then" were the last drops added to Christie's cup of sad memories; and the overflow could no longer be stayed.
"Christie Redfern's Troubles" by Margaret Robertson
And at the same time he was extremely sad, only less sad than his father.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
I asked him one day why he looked so sad.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
Oh, it is vary sad, vary sad!
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
The little windows of the tower seemed to regard him as with dark sad eyes.
"Paul the Minstrel and Other Stories" by Arthur Christopher Benson
Yet, strange and sad to add, happiness has found no bed within its walls.
"April's Lady" by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
Not positively sad, yet void.
"Agatha's Husband A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
How many bright hopes were mingled with the sadness of those last hours!
"Which?" by Ernest Daudet
Sad were the sights she was often called to witness.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
These were a few of the sad, sad scenes, which brought sorrow to our hearts day after day, of the hospitals at Fredericksburgh.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens

In poetry:

But though I am sad
I am still beautiful,
The girl that you desired
In April.
"Disquiet" by Edward Powys Mathers
Oh, day of awful story—
Jesus is dead!
Sad end to hope of glory—
Jesus is dead!
"He Is Not Here, But Is Risen!" by Daniel Webster Moody
A day in sorrow dawning—
Jesus is dead!
A sad and gloomy morning—
Jesus is dead!
"He Is Not Here, But Is Risen!" by Daniel Webster Moody
And I'd be better dying,
And I am slow and sad;
A fool I am, a-crying
About a tender lad!
"The Trusting Heart" by Dorothy Parker
Eve kneeleth sad and calm,
Bearing the martyr's palm;
I shriek above her psalm,
Woe is me!
"Woe Is Me" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
How the dear waiting eyes
Watch me and love me yet--
Sad home of memories,
Her waiting eyes!
"To A Portrait" by Arthur Symons

In news:

It also makes me sad.
With a little help from Friday Night Lights, Explosions in the Sky's "sad but triumphant" soundscapes have made them rock's unlikeliest success story.
Sadly we have to wait until next year for this gothfest.
Admittedly, some people will be less sad about this.
On Saturday night, while checking football scores, my wife shared with me the sad news that Otis Brumby Jr had died.
In the Chimps' Sad Fate Is an Omen for Burundi.
Is sad to share that Neal Robinson, senior vice president of global projects, passed away Monday, Aug 22, 2011.
Mick_Fanning Mick Fanning The Happy or Sad.
Sadly, there are boatloads of dishonest people who are going to get paid for their flooded-out used cars and then turn around and try to sell them to unsuspecting buyers .
It is sad news for union supporters that Andrew Hacker reports in his review.
Sadly, families across Florida may have.
A recent visit to the Chino, Calif, milk shed was a sad sight.
The North American distributor of MA Lighting, Zero 88, and Artistic Licence is sad to announce the departure of Mike Falconer , effective February 1, 2004.
It's been sad to read Juneau's debate over the capital move in the media recently.
Sadness with loss of Perrenod.

In science:

Then the action of Sad (F ) on B (G, F ) preserves C .
Simple wild L-packets
We need to show that the restriction of the Kottwitz isomorphism to Sad (F ) is surjective.
Simple wild L-packets
By Lemma 3.10, this is the same as showing that the restriction of (3.5) to Sad (F ) is surjective.
Simple wild L-packets
The restriction of S (F ) → Sad (F ) to the 0+ filtration subgroups of both sides is surjective.
Simple wild L-packets
To see this, consider the map X∗ (S ) → X∗ (Sad ).
Simple wild L-packets