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Definition of Mourner


  1. One who mourns or is grieved at any misfortune, as the death of a friend.
  2. One who attends a funeral as a hired mourner.

Mourner Quotations

Inheritance taxes are so high that the happiest mourner at a rich man's funeral is usually Uncle Sam.
Olin Miller

What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral.
James Russell Lowell

There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know.
Jean Paul

I was struck after 9/11 by what seemed the assumption that everyone bereaved by that event was suffering the same thing. I wanted to explore how individual grief is, how complicated, how colored by the complexity of the mourner's relationship with the person who's died.
Sue Miller
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