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Sad in a Sentence

Examples of sad in a sentence

Sad is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!

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Below you will find the definition of sad, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


(adjective) - bad; unfortunate

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EXAMPLES - Sad in a Sentence

  1. Her forehead was large, her expression sad and thoughtful. (source)
  2. This is just a sad excuse to put a Spanish word in the lyrics. (source)
  3. MCCAIN: And here's another bad one, it's called the sad grandpa. (source)
  4. How sad is that only the former half can be told, and can be said. (source)
  5. "People here, mother, do mostly have what you call a sad time of it. (source)
  6. Autumn is often called the sad time of the year, and it is the sad time. (source)
  7. Autumn is often called the sad time of the year, and it _is_ the sad time. (source)
  8. Ryne was shaking her head, her expression sad, and he felt fear rise up again. (source)
  9. i not scare die (blah blah blah) i now very sad sad +sad me say sorry then she say (source)
  10. We know the once sad spirit now, no longer _sad_, the _radiant_ Genius of Humanity. (source)
  11. Whats sad is so many Dems. called Bush a Nazi to and it never got this much attention. (source)
  12. President Bush is getting a firsthand look at what he calls a sad situation in southern California. (source)
  13. What's sad is doing a job like that for 60 years with no change in what you do or what you get paid. (source)
  14. On her way to Thursday's game, Barb wrote what she called a sad poem about the Reds leaving Sarasota. (source)
  15. No. This WAPO piece can only be described as a sad and sorry reflection of American political journalism. (source)
  16. What makes me sad is that one less cemetery means one more habitat lost for the native snail fauna of Istanbul. (source)
  17. I would be remiss if I did not take a moment to recall the sad and senseless loss this close-knit community suffered last fall. (source)
  18. One of its truths is that American schools are in sad shape, but part of the fiction is that the solution lies in charter schools. (source)
  19. How sad is it that this very article stayed open on my computer for the entire day while I kept coming back to it throughout the day. (source)
  20. December 10th, 2009 at 1: 36 pm cute? sad is more like it. the title is just painful for someone who grew up in an alcoholic household (source)
  21. How sad is it that a 52 year old man who has two children 4 and 6 (hence probably a much younger wife) has just really messed up his life. (source)
  22. Tonight, President Bush is promising quick help to California's fire victims after getting a firsthand look at what he calls a sad situation. (source)
  23. The thing that makes me sad is that I did not have a lot of involvement with Team Caledon this year as working for all of relay kept me very busy. (source)
  24. And no one in our pathetic little pre-apocalyptic timebubble wants to be labelled "sad" - it's like being officially declared worthless by the state. (source)
  25. "The only word I hear is 'sad' - it's sad for the victims, sad for him, sad for his family and sad for Poulsbo," said Hursch, a retired flight attendant. (source)
  26. Now the numbers were dwindling; within a day, only 28 or 30 officers would be left to save the stranded and fight the looters, recalled a sad and exhausted Capt. (source)
  27. The suburban Chicago woman was using her blog to encourage friends to send mail to unspecified soldiers until she learned of the ban, which she called a sad commentary on society. (source)
  28. What's demeaning in some dimension, or at least sad, is the idea of a 50 year-old mother or father of four doing that job and being barely able to put food on the table for the two kids. (source)
  29. What is sad from the Thai perspective is that one would hope to see at least one enlightened Thai politician, like Danby, expressing concern over the human rights situation in North Korea. (source)
  30. A curious change came over her face, as if the flame of her mind were subdued; and she looked at him ironically and with the expression which he had called sad before, for want of a better name for it. (source)
  31. Always striking of course with that style, but withered, changed, skinny where she had been slim, her throat concealed by a dog collar a yard long -- her expression sad and apathetic -- the dethroned idol of men. (source)
  32. My poor kitteh, known as William, Sir William of Lounge, Sir Lounge-a-lot, etc., has crwn too. *sad* *sad* He catches his booteefuls looooong tail in bafrum door and well, it not so loooooong now. *sad* *sad* We is sad kittehs tonite. (source)
  33. I am sad, sad, that is to say, that I am stunned, that I watch the spring, that I am busy, that I talk as if there were nothing; but I have not been able to be alone an instant since that horrible occurrence without falling into a bitter despair. (source)
  34. I sat down with her this week to talk about how she's going to keep that work going long after leaving the White House and she was quick to point out that she is closely watching what she calls a sad situation for the people of Myanmar also known as Burma. (source)
  35. In Darton the son, this trade subtlety had become transmuted into emotional, and the harshness had disappeared; he would have been called a sad man but for his constant care not to divide himself from lively friends by piping notes out of harmony with theirs. (source)
  36. She was a tall girl; a mass of golden coils surmounted the proud head, set so well on her neck and shoulders; her eyes were the deepest blue; you might have thought her expression sad, but her sensitive mouth was mirthful as well as tender; in merriment her eyes danced. (source)
  37. We spent the afternoon in all the ecstacy of hope that the most fervent love exchanged by mutual vows could inspire; and Miss Williams was so much affected with our chaste caresses, which recalled the sad remembrance of what she was, that her eyes were filled with tears. (source)
  38. Even the author's hero, Mr. Drumheller -- who told me in an interview that he thought that Mr. Tenet was "weak" and called Mr. Tenet's denials of prewar knowledge about the Curveball dispute "sad" -- apparently does not believe that the agency was asked or ordered lie about the intelligence. (source)
  39. The latest chapter in O'Reilly's phony "War on Christmas" or whatever the hell he calls his sad cry for attention -- and/or swell reason to avoid reporting on actual news -- provides more ammunition to the argument that the Fox "News" Channel's #1 personality continues his bizarre slide into bonkerhood/irrelevancy. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 69.0, which suggests that "sad" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.


We have 46 synonyms for sad.

bereaved, bitter, blue, cheerless, dejected, despairing, despondent, disconsolate, dismal, distressed, doleful, down, down in dumps, down in mouth, downcast, forlorn, gloomy, glum, grief-stricken, grieved, heartbroken, heartsick, heavyhearted, hurting, in doldrums, in grief, in the dumps, languishing, low, low-spirited, lugubrious, melancholy, morbid, morose, mournful, out of sorts, pensive, pessimistic, sick at heart, somber, sorrowful, sorry, troubled, weeping, wistful, woebegone


We have 11 antonyms for sad.

cheerful, fortunate, glad, good, great, happy, hopeful, joyful, lucky, nice, pleasant


Pronunciation: (săd)

Syllabification: ['sad']


View up to 25 definitions of sad from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (adjective) Affected or characterized by sorrow or unhappiness.
  2. (adjective) Expressive of sorrow or unhappiness.
  3. (adjective) Causing sorrow or gloom; depressing: a sad movie; sad news.
  4. (adjective) Deplorable; sorry: a sad state of affairs; a sad excuse.
  5. (adjective) Dark-hued; somber.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (adjective) Sated, having had one's fill; satisfied, weary.
  2. (adjective) Steadfast, valiant.
  3. (adjective) Dignified, serious, grave.
  4. (adjective) Of colours: dark, deep; later, sombre, dull.
  5. (adjective) Feeling sorrow; sorrowful, mournful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (adjective) Sated; satisfied; weary; tired.
  2. (adjective) Heavy; weighty; ponderous; close; hard.
  3. (adjective) Dull; grave; dark; somber; -- said of colors.
  4. (adjective) Serious; grave; sober; steadfast; not light or frivolous.
  5. (adjective) Affected with grief or unhappiness; cast down with affliction; downcast; gloomy; mournful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (None) Full; having had one's fill; sated; surfeited; hence, satiated; wearied; tired; sick.
  2. (None) Heavy; weighty; ponderous.
  3. (None) Firm; solid; fixed.
  4. (None) Close; compact; hard; stiff; not light or soft.
  5. (None) Heavy; soggy; doughy; that has not risen well: as, sad bread.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (adjective) bad; unfortunate
  2. (adjective) of things that make you feel sad
  3. (adjective) experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness