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Definition of melancholy:

  1. Depressed in spirits; gloomy; sad.
  2. A diseased state of the mind, characterized by great depression and gloomy apprehensions, so called as presumed to be due to an excess of black bile; a gloomy state of mind; depression of spirits.
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This graph shows how "melancholy" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for melancholy:

  1. The smile vanished at once, but it had been there- a gentle, melancholy yet proud little smile. – The Devil's Garden by W. B. Maxwell
  2. He startled them by saying that he was to set off for India in the morning, and he went away very melancholy – A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories by William D. Howells
  3. It never entered into my head to doubt that he was alive, so natural was his attitude, as of one lost in a mood of tender melancholy – The Frozen Pirate by W. Clark Russell

Quotes for melancholy:

  1. Much melancholy has devolved upon mankind, and it is detestable to me that might will triumph in the end.
  2. All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
  3. The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy, who can be dull in Fleet Street.
  4. But the eighteenth century, on the whole, loathed melancholy.
  5. All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another!
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