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- n. Someone filled with or expressing grief or sadness, especially over a death; someone who mourns.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who mourns or is grieved at any misfortune, as the death of a friend.
- n. One who attends a funeral as a hired mourner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who mourns or laments.
- n. One employed to attend funerals in a habit of mourning.
- n. Anything associated with mourning.
- n. In certain localities, at a funeral, one who is recognized as belonging to the circle of those most afflicted by the death and has a special place accordingly.
- n. One who has the mourning of the chine.
- n. A penitent, especially one who makes public announcement of a desire for salvation: used in Methodist churches.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)
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The mourner is cheared, and the anxious have rest;
Boss has found that such losses are uniquely painful, partly because they deprive people of mourning rituals and can go on until the mourner is “physically and emotionally exhausted from the relentless uncertainty.”
Corporeal metaphors for the child appear often in the texts, especially when the mourner is not the biological mother.
• Sensing his potential as an actor, Shashi Kapoor deleted his scene as a junior artist playing a mourner from the English film "Bombay Talkie."
To call a mourner by his own name was considered an insult to the departed, and often led to fighting and bloodshed.
The bench upon which they are commanded to sit upon is called the mourner's bench.
Humulity is better than volubility; here the mourner is the orator; sighs and groans are the best rhetoric.
The reflections of a mourner are a relentless accounting, and there is no bottom line.
Under the needle tree that drooped over their roof stood what had lately been renamed the 'mourner's bench.'
The "mourner" had reason to be offended at the writer, because of the very active part he had taken against him in a law suit a short time previous to this occurrence, and whether he had adopted that mode of repairing his injured feelings, does not plainly appear.