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a sad state (of affairs)

A particularly unfortunate, unpleasant, and/or upsetting situation or set of circumstances. Their company has been in a sad state after Jonathan took over. It's a sad state of affairs when you can no longer be sure how you're going to feed your children each night.
See also: sad, state

disappointed at someone or something

 and disappointed in someone or something
becoming sad because of someone or something. I am really disappointed at what you did. I am very disappointed in you. That was a terrible thing to do. They were disappointed in the outcome.
See also: disappointed

It is a poor heart that never rejoices.

 and It is a sad heart that never rejoices.
Prov. Even a habitually sad person cannot be sad all the time. (Sometimes used to indicate that a habitually sad person is happy about something.) Jill: I've never seen Sam smile before, but today, at his retirement party, he smiled. Jane: It is a poor heart that never rejoices.
See also: heart, never, poor, rejoice

sadder but wiser

Cliché unhappy but knowledgeable [about someone or something--after an unpleasant event]. After the accident, I was sadder but wiser, and would never make the same mistake again. We left the meeting sadder but wiser, knowing that we could not ever come to an agreement with Becky's aunt.
See also: but, sad, wiser

sorry sight

 and sad sight
a sight that one regrets seeing; someone or something that is unpleasant to look at. Well, aren't you a sorry sight! Go get cleaned up and put on some fresh clothes.
See also: sight, sorry

sorry to say

also sad to say
I regret telling you this Sorry to say, the violin was never found.
See also: say, sorry

a sad state of affairs

(spoken) also a sorry state of affairs
a bad situation that you find upsetting It's a sad state of affairs when schools don't provide a basic education for their students.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form a sad state: Things have reached a sad state when you have to pay a bribe to get something done.
See also: affair, of, sad, state

sadder but wiser

if someone is sadder but wiser after a bad experience, they have suffered but they have also learned something from it He bought a second-hand car and ended up sadder but wiser after a series of breakdowns and expensive repairs.
See also: but, sad, wiser

sadder but wiser

Unhappy but having learned from one's mistakes, as in Sadder but wiser, she's never going near poison ivy again. The pairing of these two adjectives was first recorded in Samuel Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798).
See also: but, sad, wiser

sad sack

A singularly inept person, as in Poor George is a hopeless sad sack. This term alludes to a cartoon character, Sad Sack, invented by George Baker in 1942 and representing a soldier in ill-fitting uniform who failed at whatever he tried to do. It was soon transferred to clumsily inept civilians.
See also: sack, sad

sad

mod. poor; undesirable. This steak is really sad.

sad sack

n. a sad person; a listless or depressed person. Tom always looks like such a sad sack.
See also: sack, sad
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Anne Jolly, founder of SADS UK, the Ashley Jolly SAD Trust, said: " Using CPR alone provides a 5% further about a contact SADS UK, on email org or website org chance of survival but using the defibrillator as well increases the chance of survival to over 50%, this is why SADS UK is so passionate about putting this lifesaving equipment in place.
Through Climb to Conquer SADS we are launching an effort to raise public awareness of these tragic inherited syndromes in the hopes of saving young lives," said SADS Foundation President and CEO Alice Lara.
Adele said: "We are delighted to be working in collaboration with SADS UK and Whickham School and Sports College with this project and placement of the defibrillator.
If you would LIKE more information about putting a defibrillator into the community then contact SADS UK email info@SADSUK.
Matt Heward, WMAS community response manager, said: "West Midlands Ambulance Service fully supports SADS UK with their Big Shock Campaign.
Eventually, through the efforts of the SADs support group, went for a family screening.
The foundation raises awareness through fundraising events and major PR drives - the aim is to boost awareness about SADS in order that preventative steps are eventually freely available.
Hosted at the Marriott University Park Hotel by the University of Utah, the conference was one more significant step towards achieving the SADS Foundation's goal of increasing the awareness of heart abnormalities for families and medical professionals.
A post-mortem examination found that Melissa died of natural causes from SADS.
The SADS Foundation is dedicated to creating awareness of the symptoms of Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome (SADS), supporting families and saving lives.
He recorded the cause of death as "not ascertained" but said it fitted SADS.
The festival is organised by Steve Haw, who started it after the death of his son, Chris, from SADS.
Joanne said: "Eight people a week die of SADS and there needs to be more awareness around it.
Mount Rainier Climb to Conquer SADS Presented by the PGxHealth Division of Clinical Data
e pair were due to leave on August 10 and are raising money for SADS UK, a charity which researches Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.