Sorrow

Definition of Sorrow

Sor´row
n.1.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.
How great a sorrow suffereth now Arcite!
- Chaucer.
The safe and general antidote against sorrow is employment.
- Rambler.
v. i.1.To feel pain of mind in consequence of evil experienced, feared, or done; to grieve; to be sad; to be sorry.
[imp. & p. p. Sorrowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sorrowing.]
Sorrowing most of all . . . that they should see his face no more.
- Acts xx. 38.
I desire no man to sorrow for me.
- Sir J. Hayward.

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