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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MOURNED

She had rejoiced for his happy spirit, and now she mourned her own widowed lot.

If she mourned for her son, who had been absent for two years, how would his mother mourn?

When she left him the widowed father of a little girl, he mourned sincerely for her.

The Bretons mourned and raged at the loss of their young duke.

His death was mourned by a large circle of friends who appreciated his worth.

He disappeared one day when he was twenty-four, and was mourned as dead.

His widow, in spite of their alienation, mourned long and deeply.

Then girt him Beowulf in martial mail, nor mourned for his life.

And little they mourned when they had hastily haled it out, dear-bought treasure!

She mourned him, after a fashion, but she preferred not to talk about him.

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.

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