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mawr ning

  • n  state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
  • n  the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
  • v  feel sadness
    She is mourning her dead child
  • v  observe the customs of mourning after the death of a loved one
  • s  sorrowful through loss or deprivation

  • Rarely has there been such a display of public feeling as the frenzied mourning of Evita Pern.
  • In old Bogota, the customs of mourning were ironbound.
  • Shi'ite mourning is not simply a time to react with sadness.
News & Articles

  • Mourning Star Center in Palm Desert gives kids space to grieve
    Letters and drawings by grieving children cover a wall at the Mourning Star Center in Palm Desert. / Kasi Yoder/The Desert Sun A mock hospital room at the Mourning Star Center gives children an opportunity to play the role of doctor to adult counselors and volunteers.
    June 19, 2013 - The Desert Sun
  • Follow Up: People In Lebanon Mourning Well-Liked Pharmacist
    LEBANON, Mo. (AP) - Residents of a southern Missouri town are mourning a local pharmacy owner whose body was found in the Lake of the Ozarks. Fifty-one-year-old Joe Bartholomew, of Lebanon, was last seen fishing Sunday afternoon at a private dock on the lake's Big Niangua Arm in Camden County.
    June 19, 2013 - KTTS 94.7
  • Local fire department mourning the loss of one of their own
    The Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department in Cambria County mourning the death of one of their own.  The Cambria County Coroner says 32-year-old Gary Gongloff died after a tragic accident Saturday afternoon. The Jackson Township Fire Department received the call and realized it was one of their firefighters in trouble. The front wheels of a tractor lifted into the air and overturned on top ...
    June 17, 2013 - WJAC 6 Johnstown

  • Barack Obama in Washington Post
    My heart is overcome with sadness for the devastating loss of my true friend Michael. He was an extraordinary friend, artist and contributor to the world. I join his family and his fans in celebrating his incredible life and mourning his untimely... Paul McCartney ABC News Jun 25, 2009 65595 87080 mourning I strongly condemn these unjust actions, and I join with the American people in mourning each and every innocent life that is lost," Obama said.
  • Tony Blair in International Herald Tribune
    Just as we rejoice at the return of our 15 service personnel so today we are also grieving and mourning for the loss of our soldiers in Basra, who were killed as the result of a terrorist act,Blair said.

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