Sorrowing
Sorrow Sor"row, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sorrowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sorrowing}.] [OE. sorowen, sorwen, sorhen, AS. sorgian; akin to Goth. sa['u]rgan. See {Sorrow}, n.] To feel pain of mind in consequence of evil experienced, feared, or done; to grieve; to be sad; to be sorry. [1913 Webster]

Sorrowing most of all . . . that they should see his face no more. --Acts xx. 38. [1913 Webster]

I desire no man to sorrow for me. --Sir J. Hayward. [1913 Webster]


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  • sorrowing — sb. Wright’s L. P. p. 53 …   Oldest English Words

  • sorrowing — sor·row || sÉ‘rəʊ / sÉ’r n. distress, suffering, sadness; something which causes grief or regret; expression of suffering or sadness, grieving v. regret; repent; mourn, grieve, be sad …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sorrowing — adjective sorrowful through loss or deprivation bereft of hope • Syn: ↑bereaved, ↑bereft, ↑grief stricken, ↑grieving, ↑mourning • Similar to: ↑sorrowful …   Useful english dictionary

  • he that goes a-borrowing, goes a-sorrowing — c 1470 in Wright & Halliwell Reliquiœ Antiquœ (1841) I. 316 He that fast spendyth must nede borowe; But whan he schal paye ayen, then ys al the sorowe. 1545 R. TAVERNER tr. Erasmus’ Adages (ed. 2) 46v He that goeth a borowynge goeth a sorowynge.… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • a-sorrowing — see he that goes a borrowing, goes a sorrowing …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • in mourning — sorrowing over (someone s death) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Carolina dove — Mourning Mourn ing, a. 1. Grieving; sorrowing; lamenting. [1913 Webster] 2. Employed to express sorrow or grief; worn or used as appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing; as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Geothlypis Philadelphia — Mourning Mourn ing, a. 1. Grieving; sorrowing; lamenting. [1913 Webster] 2. Employed to express sorrow or grief; worn or used as appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing; as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mourning — Mourn ing, a. 1. Grieving; sorrowing; lamenting. [1913 Webster] 2. Employed to express sorrow or grief; worn or used as appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing; as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mourning bride — Mourning Mourn ing, a. 1. Grieving; sorrowing; lamenting. [1913 Webster] 2. Employed to express sorrow or grief; worn or used as appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing; as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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