The disadvantage of the possession of too strait a conscience in politics was never more dismally illustrated.
Wagner's choice of subjects had from the outset shown an imagination far above that of any earlier librettist; yet he had begun with stories which could attract ordinary minds, as he dismally realized when the libretto of Der fliegende Hollander so pleased the Parisian wire-pullers that it was promptly set to music by one of their friends.
We failed dismally to make it on the DVD by not gushing suitably.
glittering chandelier, they look cramped and dismally unfunny.
It 's hardly anyone 's idea of enhancement, and Gomes calls it " dismally inferior ", and has a lovely simile.