- 1Suffer grief: she grieved for her fatherMore example sentences
- ‘I've buried my son and grieved for him, but now I want to know what happened and nobody's coming up with any answers,’ said the mother-of-three.
- Kidman plays Anna, a well-heeled Manhattanite who has grieved for her dead husband Sean for a decade; trying to move on, she is preparing to re-marry.
- Silent tears washed away the blood on our faces as we grieved for our lost comrades.
- 1.1 [with object] Feel grief for or because of: she did not have the opportunity to grieve her mother’s deathMore example sentences
- And as the size of the death-toll becomes clearer, I fear there will be scarcely a community in our country where families are not grieving the loss of a loved one.
- There is no reading, there are no words, that can truly comfort those who are grieving the loss of their loved ones today.
- They are also grieving the loss of my beloved son.
- 1.2 [with object] Cause great distress to (someone): what grieves you, my son? [with object]: it grieves me to think of you in that house aloneMore example sentences
- The death of any innocent person should grieve us all regardless of nationality, political affiliation, wealth, creed, race, colour or gender.
- It grieves me to see people smoking, especially young people and, in particular, young girls.
- It grieves me to think all our hard work is being spoilt by a minority.
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- The only sound heard over the murmur of the grievers was the opening and closing of the church doors.
- It is important for grievers to find at least one person with whom they can share their true feelings.
- It can be comforting to the griever to know that you are not frightened away by his or her grief.
Middle English (also in the sense 'harm, oppress'): from Old French grever 'burden, encumber', based on Latin gravare, from gravis 'heavy, grave' (see grave2).