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synonyms for mourners

  • pallbearer
  • griever
  • sorrower
  • wailer
  • weeper
  • bemoaner
  • bereaved person
  • condoler
  • keener
  • repiner
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With a great spirit he saw the things that are to come to pass at last, and comforted the mourners in Sion.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
But, Mandy Ann held her back and whispered, "Can't you done 'have yerself at yer mammy's funeral an' we the only mourners?"
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
A group of humble mourners entered the gate, and they wore white favours, for the corpse was young.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
Human hopes and promises had failed us; but God never forsakes the mourners and the captives who truly love and fear Him.
MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
On certain festivals of the year there are a thousand mourners to every acre of Pre Lachaise.
A WANDERER IN PARISE. V. LUCAS
Robert, his face hidden in his hood, addressed the mourners.
THE PROUD PRINCEJUSTIN HUNTLY MCCARTHY
A vast and reverent concourse of mourners of every rank followed his coffin to its first resting-place.
THE STONES OF PARIS IN HISTORY AND LETTERS, VOLUME I (OF 2)BENJAMIN ELLIS MARTIN
Charles was at Meulan (on the Seine, a few miles below Paris), when a procession of mourners entered his presence.
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
“Only three mourners,—a woman and two little girls,” exclaimed a by-stander, as Ruth followed Mary Leon to her long home.
RUTH HALLFANNY FERN
The widows and orphans of the dead warriors were of course the chief mourners, and exhibited their grief in many peculiar ways.
THE MEMOIRS OF GENERAL P. H. SHERIDAN, COMPLETEGENERAL PHILIP HENRY SHERIDAN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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