mourner : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)

  • Explained one mourner from Independence: "This whole town was a friend of Harry's.
  • A mourner waits for the arrival of the body of 46-year-old Eliezer Weissfish at the Shamgar funeral home in Jerusalem.
  • Swayze, then 30, played the eldest brother and gruff father figure to Howell and Lowe; he got to be the family drill sergeant and, at the end, a teary mourner.
News & Articles

  • The Designated Mourner
    Marking its first New York revival, Wallace Shawn's 'The Designated Mourner' is a monologue-triptych in which three artist-intellectuals recount their experiences as their once-liberal country sinks into political crisis.
    July 21, 2013 - New York Times

  • Anne Enright in
    Enright writes: "Kitty is on duty by the far wall in case a mourner should be left indecently alone with the corpse, in case the corpse should be left indecently alone."

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