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Language: Old English
Origin: murnan


mourn [intransitive and transitive]
1 to feel very sad and to miss someone after they have died [= grieve for]:
Hundreds of people gathered to mourn the slain president.
mourn for
They mourned for their children, killed in the war.
mourn somebody's death/loss/passing
She still mourns the death of her husband.
2 to feel very sad because something no longer exists or is no longer as good as it used to be:
The old steam trains were much-loved, and we all mourn their passing.

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