- Poor wretch! who once hath paced that dolent city
- Shall pace it often, doomed beyond all pity,
- With horror ever deepening from the first.
1969, Vladimir Nabokov, ''Ada or Ardor'', Penguin 2011, p. 148:
- ‘Did you find them all, Uncle Van?’ she inquired, sighing, laying her dolent head on his shoulder.
(ca-verb form of)