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sorrow

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsorrowsor‧row1 /ˈsɒrəʊ $ ˈsɑːroʊ, ˈsɔː-/ ●○○ noun  1 [uncountable]SAD/UNHAPPY a feeling of great sadness, usually because someone has died or because something terrible has happened to yougriefgreat/deep sorrow a time of great sorrowsorrow at He expressed his sorrow at my father’s death.sorrow for Claudia felt a deep pang of sorrow for the woman.RegisterIn everyday English, people usually say sadness rather than sorrow:She talked about her sadness after his death.2 [countable]SAD/UNHAPPY an event or situation that makes you feel great sadness the family’s joys and sorrows3 more in sorrow than in anger drown your sorrows at drown(5)
Examples from the Corpus
sorrowShe tried to drive the thought from her mind, feeling an all-too familiar surge of anger and sorrow.A long, painful journey has led them to this point, one filled with heartache and sorrow.Her life was filled with heartache and sorrow.We shared all of our family's joys and sorrows.Similarly the threat of a loss arouses anxiety and actual loss causes sorrow, while both situations are likely to arouse anger.The deep sorrow she felt was obvious in the expression of her face.They intuit what it must be like feeling sorrow so far from home.Six weeks later we heard, to our great sorrow, that he had died.He turned quickly away, more in sorrow than in anger.Because her only defence was to turn him against her, she realised with a pang of sorrow.Each seemed possessed by a serene sorrow, and in a moment he learned why.And when she awoke, her face was moisture wet, as if she had been weeping for some sorrow all night long.Before them stood a crowd of overjoyed neighbours who had shared their sorrow and now could share in their happiness.great/deep sorrowHer mind went back to Mac MacFadyen, and she felt a deep sorrow for him.Again he touched his cheek, but this time he felt no anger, merely a deep sorrow.And the human swell of anger and deep sorrow has been screened directly into our living rooms.I felt great sorrow for Jerome.As he looked at Katherine, great sorrow clouded his eyes.It is my great sorrow, and makes my life very unhappy.I know that he can not take away the deep sorrow that seems to circle around me everywhere I go.Thus great sorrows for their children and grandchildren came upon Cadmus and Harmonia in old age after great prosperity.
sorrowsorrow2 verb [intransitive]  literarySAD/UNHAPPY to feel or express sorrowsorrow over Her friend was sorrowing over the loss of a child. sorrowing parents→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
sorrowShe told about a woman in her grief counseling group, who was also sorrowing over the loss of a child.
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Verb table
sorrow
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysorrow
he, she, itsorrows
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysorrowed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sorrowed
he, she, ithas sorrowed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sorrowed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sorrow
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sorrowed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sorrowing
he, she, itis sorrowing
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you, we, theyare sorrowing
Past
I, he, she, itwas sorrowing
you, we, theywere sorrowing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sorrowing
he, she, ithas been sorrowing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sorrowing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sorrowing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sorrowing
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