Definition for sorrow

verb as in be very upset, grieved

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Example Sentences

It was always secondary to the experience of sitting around the table and listening to stories from the people I love, fueled by a second bottle of wine and a shared history of joy and sorrow.

In grief it is difficult to think of everyone, but when you do, beauty intrudes upon sorrow, and something lifts.

Joy, on the other hand, has a mysterious capacity to be felt alongside sorrow and even—sometimes, most especially—in the midst of suffering.

Kids who use dark play to explore violence, sin, and sorrow can make their parents mighty uncomfortable.

What makes The Idiot so good, the place where both the humor and the sorrow lie, is in the accumulation of its main character Selin’s observations as she watches “all the irrelevant garbage.”

From Vox

He also wrote the single, “Divine Sorrow,” with Swedish DJ Avicii to help raise money for (RED).

How did this track with Avicii, “Divine Sorrow,” benefiting the RED campaign to fight AIDS come about?

Far from a rant, her tone throughout is cool and methodical, and her critiques are couched more in sorrow than in anger.

Her pallid young face, brow sweating with fear and pain, yet resolute and stiff with sorrow, makes you want to cry.

“The U.S. celebrates the day it became independent every year with fireworks rather than sorrow,” he said.

For of sadness cometh death, and it overwhelmeth the strength, and the sorrow of the heart boweth down the neck.

In withdrawing aside sorrow remaineth: and the substance of the poor is according to his heart.

Three short years had not taught her how to bear sorrow with full knowledge.

The baby had thrived; as placid, laughing a little thing as if its mother had never known sorrow.

Could he have a sorrow which she might chase away, and, having the power, lack the heart to do it?


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On this page you'll find 151 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sorrow, such as: agony, anguish, hardship, heartache, heartbreak, and melancholy.

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