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synonyms for keeners

  • pallbearer
  • griever
  • sorrower
  • wailer
  • weeper
  • bemoaner
  • bereaved person
  • condoler
  • keener
  • repiner
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How to use keeners in a sentence

Good "Keeners" are in much request, and a really efficient howler is sure of regular employment.
IRELAND AS IT ISROBERT JOHN BUCKLEY (AKA R.J.B.)
The keeners may or may not be professional, and the keens are more often of a traditional than of an improvised description.
ESSAYS IN THE STUDY OF FOLK-SONGS (1886)COUNTESS EVELYN MARTINENGO-CESARESCO
The Irish keeners are invariably women, as also are all the continental dirge-singers of modern times.
ESSAYS IN THE STUDY OF FOLK-SONGS (1886)COUNTESS EVELYN MARTINENGO-CESARESCO
The keeners lamented; the country people had a wake before the funeral, and a dinner after it—and there was an end.
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION, VOL. 12, ISSUE 342, NOVEMBER 22, 1828VARIOUS
He was getting a reputation for being one of the "keeners" of his division.
THE ADVENTURES OF A FRESHMANJESSE LYNCH WILLIAMS
They seem to be civilization's rudimentary relic of the Irish keeners and the paid mourners of the Orient.
LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF THE GREAT, VOL. 1 OF 14ELBERT HUBBARD
Two of the dead man's aunts were among the best keeners in the whole land.
THE RESEARCH MAGNIFICENTH. G. WELLS
The keeners were swaying themselves to and fro, there where they waited in the next room.
STRANGERS AND WAYFARERSSARAH ORNE JEWETT
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