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Definition of Mourning

Mourning

  1. of Mourn
  2. The act of sorrowing or expressing grief; lamentation; sorrow.
  3. Garb, drapery, or emblems indicative of grief, esp. clothing or a badge of somber black.
  4. Grieving; sorrowing; lamenting.
  5. Employed to express sorrow or grief; worn or used as appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing; as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin, and the like.

Mourning Quotations

We've enshrined the purity, sanctity, value, and importance of bringing children into the world, yet we don't discuss death. There used to be an enshrined period where mourning was a necessary part of going through the process of grieving; death wasn't considered morbid or antisocial. But that's totally gone.
Cate Blanchett

I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.
Quintus Ennius

There were days I could barely struggle into a size 46 or 48, months of larges and XXLs, and endless rounds of leggings with the elastic at the waist stretched to its limit and beyond - topped with the fashion equivalent of a tea cozy. And always black, because I was in mourning for my slimmer self.
Carrie Fisher

The Chinese seemed to be mourning Mao in a heartfelt fashion. But I wondered how many of their tears were genuine. People had practiced acting to such a degree that they confused it with their true feelings.
Jung Chang
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Mourning Translations

mourning in Dutch is rouw
mourning in French is deuil
mourning in Italian is bruno
mourning in Latin is maeror meror, ploratio, luctus
mourning in Spanish is luto
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