from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause to be sorrowful; distress: It grieves me to see you in such pain.
- transitive v. To mourn or sorrow for: We grieved the death of our pastor.
- transitive v. Usage Problem To file an official or formal grievance on account of (an actual or perceived injustice).
- transitive v. Archaic To hurt or harm.
- intransitive v. To experience or express grief.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A governor of a town or province.
- n. A manager or steward, e.g. of a farm.
- v. To cause sorrow or distress.
- v. To feel very sad about; to mourn; to sorrow for.
- v. To experience grief.
- v. To harm.
- v. To submit or file a grievance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A manager of a farm, or overseer of any work; a reeve; a manorial bailiff.
- intransitive v. To feel grief; to be in pain of mind on account of an evil; to sorrow; to mourn; -- often followed by at, for, or over.
- transitive v. To occasion grief to; to wound the sensibilities of; to make sorrowful; to cause to suffer; to afflict; to hurt; to try.
- transitive v. To sorrow over.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To inflict mental pain or distress upon; cause to suffer; make sorrowful; afflict; aggrieve.
- To vex; harass; oppress.
- To sorrow over; deplore; lament.
- To feel grief; be in mental distress; sorrow; mourn: usually followed by at, for, about, or over.
- Synonyms Mourn, etc. See lament, v. i.
- n. Another spelling of greeve.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to feel sorrow
- v. feel grief
The only thing that the fossil fuel industries grieve is a decline in profits.
To grieve is to be delighted with the snapshot prints and impulsively to order duplicates for Mother, only to remember that she died six months previously…and to say to the clerk, “Never mind.”
To grieve is to take two coffee cups from the cupboard in the morning, only to remember she left last month…and to have to put one cup back….
There are a lot of uncomfortable moments of people doing their best not to grieve, which is more disturbing than the high wails of most movie scripts.
White women were believed to "grieve" more than Black women forced into concubinage, raped, or enslaved in prostitution.
It was to address the psychological trauma, then newly labeled as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD], that haunted him and to help him "grieve" that much of his life had been blown away along with his face.
Gob Woodhull, an imaginary son of the real 19th-century feminist, spiritualist and free-love advocate Victoria Woodhull, loses his twin brother in the Civil War and builds a vast and elaborate machine whose purpose is to "grieve" so efficiently that it will bring all of history's dead back to life.
Roth finally encapsulates his aspirations for Benjamin Button in the end: I'm hoping the movie gives people permission to kind of grieve together, in a good way.
It sucks to have to kind of grieve your own death.
But the best way to 'grieve' hatemonger Jerry Falwell is to take a look at what he stood for -- in his own tasteless and mean words.
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