To end on a disconsolate note is not pessimistic, nor is it dark and brooding; it is reality, hitting us in the face, over and over.
It is a disconsolate landscape indeed.
Spectators aren't going to go home disconsolate if their team loses, as they do in Australia.
So off I sloped, rather disconsolate , leaving my second attempt at a French loaf to sulk on the counter, all sunken and miserable-looking.
By then the protesters appeared to have lost heart and left the lecture hall looking disconsolate as the audience gave the speaker a round of applause.
Fifteen minutes after they trooped out of their dressing-room, disconsolate , shocked by what had unfolded, the footballers were still trying to come to terms with the reality of their situation.
I get whiny, and disconsolate , and I'm generally so absorbed in personal misery at the disaster I anticipate that I can't really think of very much else.
Now the international spotlight has left that disconsolate country, it is left with an uncertain and hopelessly complex future.
I can't say I was too much bothered, though Dolly and Harry were disconsolate .
‘They don't make a living out of getting things wrong,’ one disconsolate MP said last night.