How to use saddening in a sentence

Looking for sentences and phrases with the word saddening? Here are some examples.

Sentence Examples
There are few visual images more saddening than a flag, limply draped at half-mast.
Given the saddening condition of my sleeplessness, I was sorely in need of a nap.
Both sides trampled on each other's human qualities, so please don't use these saddening words.
The sight was slick, sick, and saddening, and yet oddly reassuring.
Marl is binding, and saddening of land is the great prejudice it doth to clay lands.
The thought of the lovely Cinnabar moth and their attractive caterpillars losing their food source is so saddening.
Examples from Classical Literature
Must immortelles of this common and saddening mortality be laid on his unlocated grave?
He sighed, as if the reminiscence of past times was pleasing but saddening.
It must be saddening to a great man to reflect that the schoolboys have no respect for him.
Nutty's views on farming and the Arcadian life generally were saddening to an enthusiast.
The effect of the whole is exceedingly beautiful, chaste, and saddening.
Its associations to many were pleasant, to others, saddening.
Yes, and it sets him to sighing and saddening around, and there's something the matter with him, he don't know what.
A saddening thought, but true, as many a good woman has found to her cost.
It is a sad mistake that religion is depressing and saddening to youth.
All around had assumed a saddening aspect in the vacillating moonbeams.
In a postscript she desired him not to tell Amy that Beth was worse, she was coming home in the spring and there was no need of saddening the remainder of her stay.
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