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Some are funny and light, and others attempt to speak for a world that’s become mired in grief.

From Vox

As a culture, we don’t seem to recognize the loss of intimacy or closeness in a relationship as legitimate grief.

Pitched from that home, he becomes home unto himself—home at the speed of light but slower than the speed of grief.

As Katz makes her way through the world, carrying grief and shame and secrets with her all the while, readers will hope for an easing of her burdens.

Flipping between the voices of the family members, Hobson depicts the lingering effects of trauma, and the way grief informs memory and love.

From Time

Though tissues are present and tears are not uncommon, the Dinner Parties are distinctly not grief counseling or group therapy.

It warps them and yet makes them, and horrifies them both as it does so—just as grief does.

Energy is sucked from them, the world around them becomes impossible—the Babadook of grief and loss exerts its force everywhere.

The grief in this house is extreme of course; this is a horror movie, after all.

Amelia says some truly terrible things to Sam, supposedly inhabited by the Babadook but really consumed in grief.

A little boy of four was moved to passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog taken from a pond.

They wanted Papa and Mamma, gone to Bombay beyond the seas, and their grief while it lasted was without remedy.

Then I hesitated no longer, but turned away and left her alone with her grief; it was not for me to comfort her.

Then waves of grief broke over her, and she sobbed convulsively; but still she shed no tears.

In a statuesque attitude, she sat, like Marius on the ruins of Carthage, or Patience on a monument smiling at grief.


On this page you'll find 120 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grief, such as: agony, anguish, bereavement, despair, discomfort, and gloom.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.