He told me sadly that he did not expect to return to England again.
Advanced English Dictionary
+adverb 1 unfortunately: Sadly, after eight years of marriage they had grown apart. 2 in a sad way: She shook her head sadly. 3 very much and in a way that makes you sad: She will be sadly missed. + They had hoped to win and were sadly disappointed. + If you think I'm going to help you again, you're sadly (= completely) mistaken. + His work has been sadly neglected.
Random quote: We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.: Epictetus