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Definition of Grief


  1. Pain of mind on account of something in the past; mental suffering arising from any cause, as misfortune, loss of friends, misconduct of one's self or others, etc.; sorrow; sadness.
  2. Cause of sorrow or pain; that which afficts or distresses; trial; grievance.
  3. Physical pain, or a cause of it; malady.

Grief Quotations

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.
Henri Nouwen

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
Washington Irving

Grief can take care if itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
Mark Twain

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
C. S. Lewis

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
Robert Fulghum
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Grief Translations

grief in Dutch is leed, verdriet, smart
grief in French is diuleur
grief in German is Gram, Kummer
grief in Italian is pena
grief in Latin is maeror meror, luctus
grief in Norwegian is sorg
grief in Spanish is pesar

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