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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SORROW

She gazed on his features as he slept; and was left to sorrow alone.

There is nothing but sorrow to be found in loving her, and her heart is no larger than her feet.

Did all the error and sorrow of her life pass distinctly before her?

This signifies more than the stilling of guns, easing the sorrow of war.

Mother, I know the sorrow you will feel when you hear what has happened.

It haunted him every moment, and added to the weight of sorrow which seemed crushing him.

It was the music of climes where sorrow is but the memory of that which has been turned into joy.

Now, she quickened her pace, anxious for the plunge that should set the term to sorrow.

The woman before her had been disciplined by sorrow to sternest self-control.

There are times when sorrow seems to me to be the only truth.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English sorg "grief, regret, trouble, care, pain, anxiety," from Proto-Germanic *sorg- (cf. Old Saxon sorga, Old Norse sorg, Middle Dutch sorghe, Dutch zorg, Old High German soraga, German sorge, Gothic saurga), perhaps from PIE *swergh- "to worry, be sick" (cf. Sanskrit surksati "cares for," Lithuanian sergu "to be sick," Old Church Slavonic sraga "sickness," Old Irish serg "sickness"). Not connected etymologically with sore (adj.) or sorry.

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