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Definition of 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

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

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

Middle age went by while I was mourning for my lost youth.
Mason Cooley

For years I have been mourning and not for my dead, it is for this boy for whatever corner in my heart died when his childhood slid out of my arms.
William Gibson

I will die like a true-blue rebel. Don't waste any time in mourning - organize.
Joe Hill
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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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