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Not for C them the prospect of gazing desolately at the gossamer like dupatta of an C unrequited love
Evening on Karl Johan Street," painted in 1892, portrays a ghostly crowd pressing toward the viewer in the lower left of the painting (the key figures are probably Milly Thaulow and her husband), while a lone dark figure, most likely the artist, moves desolately away in the middle of the street.
He met the great grandson of a chief of the Blackfoot Indians who told him about the desolately beautiful Montana Plains.
She scrounges desolately in the woods for any food she can find, and it isn't until she takes in a ghostly white greyhound that her heart starts to open up again to others.
As Wilson looked out a window of the deathbed room across the South Lawn of the White House, he exclaimed desolately, "Oh, my God, what am I to do?
His self-portraits--one a gorgeously carved hunting decoy (Sitting Duck, 2002) and another a collage of hundreds of little cutout pictures of assholes (Big Asshole, 2001)--are desolately narcissistic, pathologically glib, and plenty mean-spirited.
In this way the message in the bottle, which could be War and Peace or The Trial, remains shut up inside and floats desolately on into the unknown.
While "A Night Under Ground" begins with a description of a hotel as a "bird-box" and the picturesque travelers as "flitting birds of passage" or "sea-birds on a precipice that overlooks the sea" (34), "Life in the Iron-Mills" begins with the narrator describing a "dirty canary [that] chirps desolately in a cage beside me" (12).
What made this reading of the desolately autobiographical work especially throat-catching was the sheer dedication of these four expert young ladies.
His whole body looked shrunken as he desolately held up a Lazio scarf at his Roman unveiling this week.
The miracle of this depressing time was the Nuits d'Ete, that cycle of desolately beautiful love songs.