[ US /ˈsædɫi/ ]
[ UK /sˈædli/ ]
  1. in an unfortunate or deplorable manner
    it was woefully inadequate
    he was sadly neglected
  2. in an unfortunate way
    sadly he died before he could see his grandchild
  3. with sadness; in a sad manner
    `She died last night,' he said sadly
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How To Use sadly In A Sentence

  • There is a tradition of magickal practice in my family but sadly it fell into abeyance a couple of generations back.
  • Sadly, none of a myriad of ingenious contraptions, despite inventors' claims, puts forth more energy than it absorbs.
  • Brian will be sadly missed by his family and close friends.
  • Sadly, I must concede, that it was an understandable response in that milieu.
  • Sadly what he calls'the paucity of evidence and excess of speculative interpretation' is unlikely to clear the air. The Times Literary Supplement
  • Sadly, because we found our wine so late, and things have been hectic with a sick 9-month old here at the LENNDEVOURS world headquarters there wasn't time for a full-fledge review, meaning that I didn't taste it blind or even pull my notebook out. Wine Blogging Wednesday
  • Sadly now the road is grid-locked most days, the factory is on the verge of closing, the picturesque view of what used to be a boathouse now appears to be a rubbish tip and no-one cares.
  • The numerous rivers heart surface, threads a needle the line to suture sadly.
  • Eli undershot this dark system. i oversaw Jaime when ate me Sky! it told present arch, that enwound sadly... above plough reeved whistle, driving wrung anti the week despite blue chance: "who he gainsaid us? 26th January '05
  • To begin with the surface is coherent – now and again she smiles sadly at the charm he manages to bestow on that foul-smelling tannery – but as she turns the pages she sees it start to break down. Rachel Cusk | Portraits
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