Mourn

Definition of Mourn

Pronunciation: mōrn
v. i.1.To express or to feel grief or sorrow; to grieve; to be sorrowful; to lament; to be in a state of grief or sadness.
[imp. & p. p. Mourned (mōrnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Mourning.]
Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.
- Gen. xxiii. 2.
2.To wear the customary garb of a mourner.
We mourn in black; why mourn we not in blood?
- Shak.
Grieve for an hour, perhaps, then mourn a year.
- Pope.
v. t.1.To grieve for; to lament; to deplore; to bemoan; to bewail.
As if he mourned his rival's ill success.
- Addison.
And looking over the hills, I mourn
The darling who shall not return.
- Emerson.
2.To utter in a mournful manner or voice.
The lovelorn nightingale
Nightly to thee her sad song mourneth well.
- Milton.

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ache, agonize, bewail, bleed, brood over, deplore, dirge, discomfort, dismay, distress, elegize, fret, give sorrow words, grieve over, keen, knell, moan, mope, pain, pine, pine away, regret, repine, rue, sigh, sing the blues, take on, weep for, weep over
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