American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Mental suffering or pain caused by injury, loss, or despair. See Synonyms at regret.
- n. A source or cause of sorrow; a misfortune.
- n. Expression of sorrow; grieving.
- v. To feel or express sorrow. See Synonyms at grieve.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Distress of mind caused by misfortune, injury, loss, disappointment, or the like; grief; misery; sadness; regret.
- n. A cause or occasion of grief; a painful fact, event, or situation; a misfortune; a trouble.
- n. The outward manifestation of grief; mourning; lamentation.
- n. The devil: used generally as an expletive in imprecation, often implying negation. Compare devil, n., 7. Sometimes the muckle sorrow. Also spelled sorra.
- n. Synonyms Grief, Wretchedness, etc. (see affliction), repentance, vexation, chagrin. See list under sadness.
- To feel sorrow, sadness, regret, grief, or anguish; grieve; be sad; feel sorry.
- To manifest sorrow; mourn; lament.
- Synonyms To grieve, mourn. See sorrow, n.
- To feel or display sorrow over; grieve for; mourn.
- To give pain to; grieve.
- To involve in sorrow; attach suffering or misery to.
- n. uncountable unhappiness, woe
- n. countable (usually in plural) An instance or cause of unhappiness.
- v. intransitive To feel or express grief.
- v. transitive To feel grief over; to mourn, regret.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The uneasiness or pain of mind which is produced by the loss of any good, real or supposed, or by diseappointment in the expectation of good; grief at having suffered or occasioned evil; regret; unhappiness; sadness.
- v. To feel pain of mind in consequence of evil experienced, feared, or done; to grieve; to be sad; to be sorry.
- n. the state of being sad
- v. feel grief
- n. something that causes great unhappiness
- n. sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
- n. an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement
- From Middle English sorow, from Old English sorg, from Proto-Germanic *surgō (cf. Dutch zorg, German Sorge, Danish sorg), from Proto-Indo-European *su̯ergh- 'to watch over, worry' (cf. Old Irish serg 'sickness', Tocharian B sark 'id.', Lithuanian sirgti ‘to be sick’, Albanian dergjem ("I fall ill"), Sanskrit sū́rkṣati ‘he worries’ ). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English sorwe, from Old English sorg. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“+and not only him but also me, that I might not have  sorrow upon sorrow+.”
“That our chiefs had sailed in sorrow from the glens of the North;”
“In a few hours after dispatching this letter I shall have shaken the dust from my feet and departed in sorrow from a neighbourhood and army with both of which I have been associated for months.”
“The arms of the unloved girl close about the formless air and more real than her loneliness and her sorrow is the imagined embrace, the awaited warm, close pressure of the hands, the fancied gaze.”
“Australias sorrow is everyones grief he came, he did what he had to do lived life so brief .. footprints on the sands of time unfulfilled dreams carried forward for the generation next as tribute to Steve the great barrier Reef .. two steves, two worlds, one belief .. posted on 30 sep 2006”
“The Sunday that came after that Saturday was showery, sunny, and rainy by turns, like a child who having had a great fit of crying and sobbing can't get over it all at once, and keeps breaking into little bursts of tears again, long after the sorrow is all over.”
“And now our sorrow is as great as was then our joy.”
“She suffered much from rheumatism, which she described as a sorrow in her bones.”
“They tell us that the common idea is that an animal is actuated by emotions which we know as sorrow, joy, love, pleasure, pain, cruelty, or some other of these states; but that it is not so.”
“There's one thing I want to say: see, if we know that they were one with God, let's look up and not wallow in sorrow because death is never the end of anything.”
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