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Many a rod, I grieve to say, was worn to the stump on that unlucky night.

Every method which I tried to console her seemed to grieve her more.

He saw the change, but it did not grieve him; he hailed the omens which he drew from it.

She did not pine or grieve; she only began slowly to wonder what she could do for Eben now.

I grieve to say that you were right in your estimate of his character.

I grieve to see that it is already bearing evil fruit in you.

Then he added, raising his voice, "I grieve to inform the society—in secret."

I only grieve they cannot be put in execution with the promptitude that I desire.

But I grieve to say that I can spare you only a very few moments.'

If you and I and he could die together, there would be none to feel sorry, or to grieve for us.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "cause pain," from tonic stem of Old French grever "to burden, oppress, aggravate" (see grief). Meaning "be very sad, lament" is from c.1300. Related: Grieved; grieving.

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