grieve

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grieve for someone or something

to mourn for someone or something. Don't grieve for me. I'm okay. She grieved for her lost chances.
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grieve over someone or something

to lament and pine for someone or something. Now, don't grieve over a lost cat. There is no reason to continue grieving over him.
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What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over.

Prov. You cannot be upset by something you do not know about. When Robbie cracked his mother's favorite vase, he simply turned the cracked side toward the wall. "What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over," he thought.
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References in classic literature ?
He told how, long since in Palestine, a deadly feud arose between the tribe of Benjamin and the rest of the Israelitish nation; and how they cut to pieces wellnigh all the chivalry of that tribe; and how they swore by our blessed Lady, that they would not permit those who remained to marry in their lineage; and how they became grieved for their vow, and sent to consult his holiness the Pope how they might be absolved from it; and how, by the advice of the Holy Father, the youth of the tribe of Benjamin carried off from a superb tournament all the ladies who were there present, and thus won them wives without the consent either of their brides or their brides' families.
As to the other King, he was really fond of his wife, Queen Constance, but he often grieved her by his thoughtless ways, and in order to punish him for his carelessness, the fairies caused her to die quite suddenly.
I am grieved indeed," cried Darcy; "grieved-- shocked.
By degrees, however, his sorrow grew less, and although at times he still grieved over his loss, he was able to go about as usual, and later on he married again.
For a year," he said, "Ever since Carthoris disappeared, Dejah Thoris has grieved and mourned for her lost boy.
It has grieved me more than I can tell you, Harry, but I have always understood.
The change that took place in Natasha at first surprised Princess Mary; but when she understood its meaning it grieved her.
Dorothy carried her in her arms back to where the others sat in grieved and thoughtful silence.
Still, we have no right to feel grieved, for we have had enough of the history of the Land of Oz to fill six story books, and from its quaint people and their strange adventures we have been able to learn many useful and amusing things.
The Fox on her return, discovered what had happened, but was less grieved for the death of her young than for her inability to avenge them.
Also may I avenge me on the wretch who deceived me and grieved Zeus the lord of guests and his own guest-table.
And I withdrew at length, too plainly seeing that nothing could be done - and sadly grieved to find her case so hopeless.