In an unfortunate way:
— Sadly he died before he could see his grandchild.
Roget 535: affirmatively etc. adj.; in the affirmative. with emphasis, ex-cathedra, without fear of contradiction. as God is my witness, I must say, indeed, i' faith, let me tell you, why, give me leave to say, ... show more
With sadness; in a sad manner.
In an unfortunate or deplorable manner:
— He was sadly neglected.
Moby thesaurus: abominably, agonizingly, awfully, baldly, balefully, bitterly, blatantly, bleakly, brashly, by ill hap, by ill luck, confoundedly, cruelly, damnably, deadly, deathly, dejectedly, deplorably, despondently, deucedly ... show more.
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