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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MOURN

Then the other birds of the greenwood came to mourn over their dead friend.

She had left behind her something which was very fine and beautiful; but she could not mourn.

You know it is a capital crime, to mourn for, or sympathise with, a victim of the Guillotine.

Even to this day they mourn for him and tremble at the least breeze from heaven.

The Sermon on the Mount promises the kingdom to the poor and them that mourn.

And our hearts ache for his people, for they mourn as those who have no hope.

I trust you will not mourn too heavily for him, or allow his death to stop your life.

How terrible if she were left in the shelter of a home to mourn unchecked.

But of course she wasn't; youth will ever misprize till it must mourn its blessings.

"And many's the poor soul has to mourn it—long and bitterly," the Colonel said.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English murnan "to mourn, bemoan, long after," also "be anxious about, be careful" (class III strong verb; past tense mearn, past participle murnen), from Proto-Germanic *murnan "to remember sorrowfully" (cf. Old Saxon mornon, Old High German mornen, Gothic maurnan "to mourn," Old Norse morna "to pine away"), probably from PIE root *(s)mer- "to remember" (see memory); or, if the Old Norse sense is the base one, from *mer- "to die, wither." Related: Mourned; mourning.

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