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mourn

(mōrn),
To express grief or sorrow as a result of loss. In psychoanalysis, mourning is the frequently unexpressed process of responding to loss of a cathected object that, in contrast to melancholia, usually does not involve loss of self-esteem.
[O.E. murnan]
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The UAEFA said on itsTwitter account: "We mourned Khadija Al Beloushi, a member of UAE woman football team who died in a traffic accident.
The Ministry of Presidential Affairs also mourned the death of Shaikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Mu'alla.
For example, it was difficult to mourn without a body, yet paradoxically many of those who mourned shared that particular experience and became unified by it.
"I talked with my sisters and said I felt as though I have already mourned my mum because the person we have with us is not the vibrant woman we all knew."
"A spiritually deadened person mourns over things that should bring celebration--and often celebrates things that should be mourned." He notes the biblical account: "As Jesus drew closer to Jerusalem, with the crowd's worship and praise ringing in his ears, he did a curious thing.
Usually cast in the vo ices of widows, these complaintes invited the country to weep with a queen or princess as she mourned a royal death, prescribing an official attitude and creating a sense of communal mourning.
[15] Rickels, like Freud in Totem & Taboo, defines 'aberrated' mourning as arising in relation to people who have not been ritually committed to death or mourned, and who then manifest themselves as ghosts and phantoms, becoming the living or homeless dead.