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Reading her letter made us all feel a little sad.
I felt sad about leaving him, but I had no choice.
I feel sad for all the children growing up without a father at home.
I was very sad to hear that your mother had died.
The sad truth is that many children never learn to read.
I think it's sad that children spend so much time watching television.
Teachers' salaries are a sad reflection on our commitment to educating children.
It's a sad state of affairs when people can't be bothered to vote anymore.
This is the American English definition of sad. View British English definition of sad.
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