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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 woman in black came forward and again besought the mourner.
The mourner essayed to speak but her voice gave way.
The train of withered mourners, the hoary bridegroom in his shroud, the pale features of the aged bride, and the death-bell tolling through the whole, till its deep voice overpowered the marriage words, all marked the funeral of earthly hopes.
And then all were gone, and the mourners went back to the place which should know her no more; and Marie's room was darkened, and she lay on the bed, sobbing and moaning in uncontrollable grief, and calling every moment for the attentions of all her servants.
Other mourners were also equally shocked," he said.Another mourner, Ms Wincate Muthoni said she had to take off when chaos erupted.
The attack resulted in the gunning down of a 40-year-old mourner, Ofosu Sabbah, in an uncompleted building.
The British Chief Rabbi is encouraging women who wish to recite the Mourner's Kaddish for loved ones to do so, reported Jewish News.
The chief mourner led the procession of two hearses.
Unusual stories have come out of China's funeral industry recently, whether it is the new (http://www.ibtimes.com/psys-gangnam-style-now-playing-during-funerals-china-1201579) trend of playing pop hit Gangnam Style , or bizarrely (http://www.ibtimes.com/hong-kong-expo-displays-new-funeral-trends-including-piano-themed-casket-photos-1271129) themed caskets .A Adding to the list of new, seemingly unusual funeral traditions is Hu Xinglian -- a professional mourner.
Melbourne, Feb 23 ( ANI ): The grieving process could be branded a medical condition if a mourner feels sad for more than two weeks and consults a GP, psychiatrists have claimed.
His son and successor, Kim Jong Un, was the head mourner, walking with one hand on the hearse, the other raised in salute, his head bowed against the wind.
Said Binyomin Ginsburg, who traveled from Minnesota to pay his respects, "We're supposed to comfort the mourners, but in a sense, everybody coming is a mourner.