sadly

[ US /ˈsædɫi/ ]
[ UK /sˈædli/ ]
ADVERB
  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.
  • 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
  • Sadly, none of a myriad of ingenious contraptions, despite inventors' claims, puts forth more energy than it absorbs.
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