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  • v. Present participle of sorrow.

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  • adj. sorrowful through loss or deprivation


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  • All civilized nations tender us their sympathy, and unite with us in sorrowing over our sad bereavement.

    A Memorial Discourse on the Character of Abraham Lincoln

  • Dissolving, then, in sorrowing regret, recollections of maternal tenderness bathed her pillow with her tears, and reversing all the inducements to her sad resignation, abolished every wish but to fall again at the parental feet.

    Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth

  • We may well think how deep the sorrow of this poor mother was for her only son (such sorrowing is referred to as expressive of the greatest grief, -- Zech.xii. 10), and it was the deeper in that she was a widow, broken with breach upon breach, and a full end made of her comforts.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • When at length she felt the day of her death approaching, Clare, calling her sorrowing religious around her, reminded them of the many benefits they had received from God and exhorted them to persevere faithfully in the observance of evangelical poverty.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • After the young Bohemian's father had departed this life, the Emperor himself had dubbed his sorrowing son Knight, and nevertheless he was devoid alike of pride and scornfulness.

    Margery — Volume 02

  • When Mrs. Nottingham bade us get our Bibles ready for the morning service, not a girl there could read without a break in her trembling voice, and when the dear old lady made tender mention in her prayer of the "sorrowing," and for "those drawing near unto death," our sobs drowned the fervent tones.

    Marion Harland's autobiography : the story of a long life,

  • Anyone who, like me, was moved by this perception at the time of the Liturgical Movement on the eve of the Second Vatican Council can only stand, deeply sorrowing, before the ruins of the very things they were concerned for.

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

  • Minister to these cities through the hands of your people, as they feed the hungry, heal the sick, and comfort the sorrowing.


  • Eventually the statuesque and barely made-up Helena Pikon, often resembling a caryatid in her straight-and-narrow stance, takes on the persona of a sorrowing Penelope from the "Odyssey" as she makes her mark as something of a loner in this community, often trailing tristesse in her wake.

    Tides of Memory

  • There followed five dark days during which there was a period of inactivity and sorrowing.

    Donna Henes: Purification By Fire: Midwinter Rites Of Renewal


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