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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mourn \Mourn\, verb (used with an object)

1. To grieve for; to lament; to deplore; to bemoan; to bewail.

As if he mourned his rival's ill success. --Addison.

And looking over the hills, I mourn The darling who shall not return. --Emerson.

2. To utter in a mournful manner or voice.

The lovelorn nightingale Nightly to thee her sad song mourneth well. --Milton.

Syn: See {Deplore}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mourn \Mourn\ (m[=o]rn), verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Mourned} (m[=o]rnd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Mourning}.] [AS. murnan; akin to OS. mornian, OHG. mornen, Goth. ma['u]rnan.]

1. To express or to feel grief or sorrow; to grieve; to be sorrowful; to lament; to be in a state of grief or sadness.

Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. --Gen. xxiii. 2.

2. To wear the customary garb of a mourner.

We mourn in black; why mourn we not in blood? --Shak.

Grieve for an hour, perhaps, then mourn a year. --Pope.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

mourn

verb

1: feel sadness; "She is mourning her dead child"

2: observe the customs of mourning after the death of a loved one


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