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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MOURNING

"And you know we shall be in mourning," said Psyche to her brother.

Nellie had been frankly scandalized at the idea of mourning.

Is their condition on earth eminently "the house of mourning?"

Then they marched home and their houses were filled with mourning.

The household was filled with mourning, but it was too late.

Aunt Rosine had put a spray of lilac in her bonnet, "to enliven her mourning," as she said.

They were sitting so and so, and dressed so and so, in mourning.

My only thought was of a dear little face which would soon be in mourning for me.

I don't know—it's the one that's just coming out of mourning.

After six weeks of mourning, she disappeared, and never was heard of more.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English murnung "complaint, grief," verbal noun from mourn (v.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MOURNING

crying

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