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Sentence with the adjective Melancholy

1 example:

The film follows a melancholy man who is living in a banal world.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

Sentences with the noun Melancholy

14 examples:

I suffer from melancholy.

Her words were filled with melancholy.

We'll make you get over your melancholy.

In my heart suddenly rose the melancholy.

He was overcome by a feeling of melancholy.

You are truly an antidote for my melancholy.

I don't want to read the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

In post-coup Turkey, a sense of melancholy is palpable.
(USA Today - World, )

Just shy of 7-feet tall, Puddles the clown doesn't speak or smile and seems haunted by an air of melancholy.
(Gerrick D. Kennedy in Los Angeles Times - Pop & Hiss, )

Our heroines are magical schoolgirls, after all, who fight malevolent witches sowing despair, and struggle with their own built-in melancholy.
(Robert Abele in Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

Lost in You includes a cover of her international hit that reached no. 1 in the Billboard charts, but this version of Downtown is softer and tinged with melancholy.
(Talin Vartanian in CBC News - Arts & Entertainment, )

Kim Turkington’s five-year-old daughter Ella was so heavily medicated for seizures last year, she slept most of the day, her waking hours spent in a deep state of melancholy.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Randy Moore's directorial debut focuses on a man who slowly descends into madness while vacationing with his wife and children: Grim reality keeps intruding onto a theme park experience designed to banish every moment of melancholy.
(CNN - Entertainment, )

“It’s all bad news today,” was Chinese real estate tycoon Pan Shiyi’s last post on Sina Weibo on September 13. Part of that melancholy went to Wang Gongquan, a prominent venture capitalist and a civic activist that Pan has known for more than two decades.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )


2 examples:

You know whose wedding would be a melancholy affair?
(The Denver Post - Entertainment, )

What would "The Pretty One" be without Zoe Kazan's pixieish melancholy and offbeat comic timing?
(Robert Abele in Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

Other sentences

96 examples:

Hence, loathed melancholy.

She fell prey to melancholy.

We sensed a melancholy note in his voice.

Bach could transform music into pure melancholy.

It's a unique device able to make stress and melancholy vanish.

From early morning I had been oppressed by a strange melancholy.

Melancholy is for crazies and morons, that's what alcohol and women are for.

And then I breathe a sigh from melancholy in being unable to do anything about it.

"Constellations" is an engaging and melancholy affair.
(The Denver Post - Entertainment, )

Co-star Nat Wolff discusses the dramatic, melancholy tale.
(CBC News in CBC News - Arts & Entertainment, )

A melancholy and still potent mix of compassion and judgment.
(The Denver Post - Entertainment, )

Here are some memorable lyrics penned by Canada's melancholy bard.
(CBC News in CBC News - Arts & Entertainment, )

The Weeknd's "My Dear Melancholy" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart.
(UPI - Entertainment News, )

Endlessly rereadable tales tinged with maliciousness and melancholy.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

There's something melancholy about eating out alone in a foreign city.
(The Independent - Travel, )

Melancholy and middle America aren't usually seen in the rom-com world.
(Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic in Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

You like muted horns playing melancholy jazz in a smoky 1940s nightclub.
(The Denver Post - Entertainment, )

The damage reverberated beyond the physical, informing this melancholy work.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

Many have read Hamlet's melancholy and brooding inaction as feminine traits.
(The Denver Post - Entertainment, )

The British lads trade in their effervescent anthems for melancholy folk-pop.
(USA Today - Entertainment, )

A tough year has come to a melancholy end for Obama mega-donor George J. Tsunis.
(Paul Richter in Los Angeles Times - World News, )

There, you would find a melancholy time capsule, untouched for the last 16 years.
(The Independent - Gadgets & Tech, )

Richard Burton brought his haunted, booze-sodden melancholy to the role of Leamas.
(Daily Mail - News, )

A Most Wanted Man is austere, melancholy, a character study rather than a thriller.
(Sydney Morning Herald - Entertainment, )

The Weeknd released a new EP, “My Dear Melancholy,” with little notice this week.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

As the debate ensued, it was hard not to succumb to a terrible, gut-turning melancholy.
(Daily Mail - News, )

The Weeknd’s “My Dear Melancholy” debuted at the top of the Billboard album chart.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

Melancholy crosses genres. Adele, Nick Drake and Slayer are all mournful in their own ways.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

It's a strange, somewhat melancholy experience replaying the video games of your childhood.
(Business Insider, Rob Price in The Independent - Gadgets & Tech, )

Tomm Moore’s follow-up to The Secret of Kells is a mystical and strangely melancholy affair.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

"All is Bright" — "All Is Bright" is a bit of holiday melancholy masquerading as black comedy.
(Betsy Sharkey, Film Critic in Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

Pablo Iglesias Maurer tells the BBC why he is drawn to photograph places with a "tinge of melancholy".
(BBC News - World News, )

The YouTube video features Lil Wayne rapping over a melancholy beat: "I see that guilt beneath the shame.
(Robert Faturechi, Shan Li in Los Angeles Times - Business, )

Will Lyman and Sandra Shipley in “Man in Snow,” a melancholy new play from Israel Horovitz, at La MaMa.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

American Football brings back its melancholy, dry indie rock for its reunion tour, stopping at Webster Hall.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

It's not so much a horror film as it is a melancholy coming-of-age tale, says Manitoba Scene's Alison Gillmor.
(CBC News - Arts & Entertainment, )

With the release of his latest album, 'My Dear Melancholy," The Weeknd has returned to the rein over pop music.
(Ogden Payne, Contributor in Forbes - Business, )

Laura Dern, Michelle Williams and Kristen Stewart star in Kelly Reichardt's latest study in northerly melancholy.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Reviews, )

Wong Kar Wai is known as an international master of moody romance, making films filled with a yearning melancholy.
(Mark Olsen in Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

Ritesh Batra's lovely debut feature, 'The Lunchbox,' mixes melancholy with sweetness in a case of mistaken delivery.
(Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic in Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

Noah Lennox's show-stealing collaboration with Daft Punk on the melancholy "Doin' It Right" won him more than a Grammy.
(The Vancouver Sun - Entertainment/Arts, )

Musician Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, has transformed the theme song to "The Golden Girls" into a dark and melancholy dirge.
(UPI - Entertainment News, )

But a melancholy undertone never lets us completely forget that filmmaker David Gordon Green has more serious matters in mind.
(The Denver Post - Entertainment, )

Along with the buzz and excitement coming from the holiday season, most people also experience bouts of sadness and melancholy.
(Tech Times - Health, )

Don’t be put off by all the descriptions of the multi-Oscar-nominated “Manchester by the Sea” as a melancholy tear-jerker.
(Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

The Weeknd has released a new six-track EP titled "My Dear Melancholy" that is executive produced by the singer and Frank Dukes.
(UPI - Entertainment News, )

“Closed Curtain,” by Jafar Panahi, is a film, or nonfilm, that mixes defiance and whimsy with an edge of melancholy and fatigue.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

If only all our weekend nights could end up in the back of a car with Drake as he confesses his fears over a melancholy piano score.
(August Brown in Los Angeles Times - Pop & Hiss, )

Among the grungy melancholy of the Nineties, 'sweet little Irish band' The Corrs made some of the best-selling albums of the decade.
(Siobhan Norton in The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

'Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq' is a beautiful and melancholy documentary about ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq's tragic life.
(Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic in Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

The screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber are bitingly clever, a little off-kilter, big hearted with a melancholy undercurrent.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

Anita Rachvelishvili is a grim and no-nonsense Carmen in the revival of Richard Eyre’s melancholy production of Bizet’s opera at the Met.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

While most consumer brands suggest they will make the buyer feel happier, Swedish rainwear firm Stutterheim says its jackets may cause melancholy.
(BBC News - Business, )

JEFF POWELL: For Amir Khan it is either the opening page of another glorious chapter or the first sentence of a melancholy postscript to his career.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

SBTRKT, the recording project of the English songwriter, producer, D.J. and remixer Aaron Jerome, deals in tension and space, melancholy and jitters.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

Somerset photographer Tony Ray-Jones created a body of humorous yet melancholy photographs documenting English customs and identity between 1966 and 1969.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Dubai-based photographer Martin Beck has produced the series of gritty portraits laced with melancholy humour in his latest project called We Can Be Heroes.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

John Green's funny, philosophical and melancholy story The Fault in Our Stars is the latest bestselling young-adult novel making the leap to the silver screen.
(CBC News in CBC News - Arts & Entertainment, )

Vice President Joe Biden went viral with a pensive photo taken at the Oval Office, but the picture was not the veep's first moment of melancholy contemplation.
(UPI - Odd News, )

One of the first things you hear in the sweetly melancholy new French film “Lover for a Day” is the sound of a young woman in the throes of sexual ecstasy.
(Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

In giving a voice to people dismayed by the disruption caused by oil drilling in North Dakota, “A Different American Dream” captures a melancholy defeatism.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

Canada's alt-country rockers Blue Rodeo have a new Christmas album out, but it's a more melancholy affair than your traditional holiday cash grab, says the band.
(CBC News in CBC News - Arts & Entertainment, )

Three young men have hit a viral nerve by performing a melancholy cover of "I'll Be There for You," the song best known as the theme for the 1990s sitcom "Friends.
(NBC News Entertainment, )

Featuring Casey Affleck in an Oscar-caliber performance, it's a deeply affecting little gem of a film, which should gently sweep filmgoers up in its melancholy tides.
(CNN - Entertainment, )

By the time that Beck Hansen finished his lush, melancholy new record, "Morning Phase," he had become so consumed by the process that he says he'd caused brain damage.
(Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic in Los Angeles Times - Pop & Hiss, )

There is an unspoken list of requirements for blockbuster holiday ads: Adorable children, a tender piano score, a moment of crystallizing melancholy and maybe a cute dog.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

The cast of characters in La Santa Cecilia's melancholy but biting new song "El Hielo (ICE)" are trying to stay out of trouble while living in the shadows of U.S. society.
(Reed Johnson in Los Angeles Times - Pop & Hiss, )

A theater critic imagines a clash of the greatest versions of Shakespeare’s melancholy prince, as portrayed by John Barrymore, Laurence Olivier, Richard Burton and others.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

As in his earlier works, an undertow of melancholy tugs at Mr. Swift’s characters in this new collection, with short, dense narratives that unfold into complex meditations.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

Danny Ferry can only watch from afar, surely with plenty of satisfaction at the juggernaut he created, undoubtedly offset by a sense of melancholy that he's not along for the ride.
(The New York Times - Pro-Basketball, )

In the most famous photograph we have of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Glaswegian’s eyes burn softly and sadly; his face seems touched by melancholy like Droopy the cartoon dog.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Some days, Charles Kennedy could disappear into a drinky mist of Highland melancholy - yet the next he would reappear as though nothing untoward had happened, writes QUENTIN LETTS.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Pick up an album by Gaby Moreno and you’re liable to find some songs that echo Latin American folk, others that channel gritty blues and a voice that aches with sweet melancholy.
(Los Angeles Times - Pop & Hiss, )

The Classic Stage Company’s production of “A Month in the Country,” Ivan Turgenev’s melancholy romantic comedy, stars two performers currently riding high on television fame.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

The air of celebration at Sweet Briar College’s commencement was laced with melancholy, frustration and trepidation because the all-women’s institution is set to close in August.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

A melancholy round of applause greeted the first Rome Film Festival screening on Friday of “Afterimage,” the stark, solemn final film directed by the Polish master Andrzej Wajda.
(Los Angeles Times - Hockey, )

The 20-year-old songstress, who kicked off a summer festival tour at Glastonbury last weekend, credits her London upbringing for both her melancholy sound and her eclectic boho style.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Style & Culture, )

Damien Chazelle's melancholy musical “La La Land” was the big winner at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, picking up the gathering's coveted People's Choice Award.
(Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

The star of Broadway's fall season delivers a piece of theater that few will forget - two hours of longing, loss, quiet melancholy and reflection, all from the man who was born to run.
(Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

To borrow the title from Thom Anderson’s cult classic documentary film, Los Angeles plays itself in Gabriel Kahane's "The Ambassador," and the performance is vibrant, melancholy and seductive.
(Josef Woodard in Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

The dialogue may not sell viewers on the motivations for a robbery where the loot was a nearly worthless currency, but the setting offers a melancholy that would be welcome elsewhere in the film.
(John DeFore in The Hollywood Reporter - Reviews, )

For their whole life as a band, the members of the Strokes have evoked images of a seedy Lower East Side New York full of beautiful rocker kids indulging vices and balming melancholy in dark bars.
(Los Angeles Times - Pop & Hiss, )

Wyatt Cenac’s new Netflix comedy special plays like a well-worn jazz album, at once both upbeat and downbeat, and filled with the bemused melancholy of a nightclub after the hipsters have gone home.
(The Vancouver Sun - Entertainment/Arts, )

If you're like me and first heard the Violent Femmes' self-titled debut as a preteen, you probably enjoyed the singsong folksy sound and felt drawn to the anxious paranoia and melancholy in Gordon Gano's lyrics.
(Los Angeles Times - Pop & Hiss, )

An Oct. 13 Sports Illustrated feature on former B.C. Lions defensive end Cameron Wake had current linebacker Solomon Elimimian recalling a similar melancholy period, when he thought his football dreams were over, too.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

"The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki" is a lovely piece of work, a sweet, warmly observed tale overlaid with just the right amount of Scandinavian melancholy, a combination that perfectly suits its quietly engaging protagonist.
(Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

A tale of mysterious gestures and unresolved feelings, the brooding Basque drama "Flowers" — Spain's Oscar entry for best foreign language film — works mightily at mood but never satisfactorily threads its melancholy strands together.
(Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

Among the most-talked about movies at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, “Swiss Army Man” is a work of wild imagination and furious creativity, with a whimsical sense of invention and a lingering air of melancholy isolation.
(Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

It's a melancholy, evocative, beautifully made memory piece, unblinking and unromanticized, a lovely film that brings great emotion and a dead-on feeling for time, place and recaptured mood to a story that is as universal as it is personal.
(Kenneth Turan in Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more formally innovative film screening in a Los Angeles theater this weekend than “Kaili Blues,” a melancholy tale of loss and regret that marks a singular feature debut for the Chinese director Bi Gan.
(Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

Ever since Bill Murray rebooted his career with "Rushmore" in 1998, delivering the canny mix of humor and melancholy that would become his trademark, he has built a reputation as one of Hollywood's most interesting and idiosyncratic leading men.
(Oliver Gettell in Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

Actors gravitate toward passion projects, films they care deeply, even obsessively about, but the end result is hardly ever as convincing as "A Tale of Love and Darkness" a film of beautiful melancholy written, directed by and starring Natalie Portman.
(Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

Thomas Hardy talked about "nations striving strong to make red war yet redder", and such melancholy pronouncements seem even more on the nail in the 21st century when endless bloody battles divide nations, and foreign powers we thought had grown benign begin rattling their sabres again.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

'I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart, eventually,” the American statesman Daniel Patrick Moynihan remarked, and it is becoming difficult to read events of recent days in such a way that does not afford Moynihan's maxim a great melancholy weight of evidence in its favour.
(The Vancouver Sun - World, )

That might sound complacent – Márquez is, after all, the Nobel Prize-winning author of masterpieces, One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985) – but, although they can be beguilingly lucid, the insights in these speeches seem unlikely to prove as enduring as scenes from his haunting, final novella Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2005).
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

The same could be said of Teng Huatao's film: While boasting wry and engaging laments about the country's struggling social climbers -- a theme that the director has played to perfection in his 2009 taboo-tackling TV series Dwelling Narrowness (Wo Ju) -- the melancholy middle is offset by plot devices deployed to swerve the proceedings back to the trajectories of a commercial genre movie.
(Clarence Tsui in The Hollywood Reporter - Reviews, )

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