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synonyms for mourner

  • pallbearer
  • griever
  • sorrower
  • wailer
  • weeper
  • bemoaner
  • bereaved person
  • condoler
  • keener
  • repiner
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As Shekita McBroom walked down the church aisle in Southeast Washington toward her daughter’s body, mourners could see signs of Jayla McBroom’s youth throughout the sanctuary.
FATAL OPIOID OVERDOSES ARE UP BY THE HUNDREDS, DEVASTATING FAMILIES AND WORRYING OFFICIALSDAN ROSENZWEIG-ZIFF, JASMINE HILTONJULY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In this case there’s a whole chorus of mourners, but there’s also an abundance of joy, love and levity to soften the blows.
TAYLOR JENKINS REID’S ‘MALIBU RISING’ IS A FIERY MIX OF CELEBRITY CULTURE AND FAMILY DRAMASTEPHANIE MERRYMAY 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
These include the heaps of flowers left by anonymous mourners at a site associated with the life or death of a famous, beloved public figure.
WHAT SHOULD A CORONAVIRUS MEMORIAL LOOK LIKE? THIS POWERFUL STATEMENT ON GUN VIOLENCE OFFERS A MODEL.PHILIP KENNICOTTAPRIL 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
She first moved there temporarily as a schoolgirl at 15, living on the same block as Edith Piaf, whose 1963 death caused a flood of mourners — including a pre-fame Gainsbourg — to shut down their street.
JANE BIRKIN IS BACK WITH A NEW ALBUM, BUT HER PRESENCE IS EVERLASTINGJEFF WEISSMARCH 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A bright box of postcards might help a mourner open up about their grief, even when they feel disconnected from everyone around them.
THOUGHTFUL GIFTS FOR SOMEONE IN GRIEFPURBITA SAHADECEMBER 3, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Hundreds of mourners marched to catch a last glimpse of Ishaq in his native village in Laribal, near Tral.
FOUR SONS, ONE WAR: ALL DEADEUGENE ROBINSONSEPTEMBER 25, 2020OZY
Birch supported the grave and collected manner that was thought becoming in a male mourner.
THE SPYJ. FENIMORE COOPER
It took the bully six months to get over it, and he went to the mourner's bench himself at the next revival.
SI KLEGG, BOOK 2 (OF 6)JOHN MCELROY
So we made him chief mourner instead, along with Flo—the more by token that he's the only citizen with a black coat to his back.
WANDERING HEATHSIR ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH
She rises above herself, no longer the despised and desponding mourner, but the accepted and the triumphant suppliant.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
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