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drown one's troubles

 and drown one's sorrows
Fig. to try to forget one's problems by drinking a lot of alcohol. Bill is in the bar, drowning his troubles. Jane is at home, drowning her sorrows.
See also: drown, trouble

share someone's sorrow

to grieve as someone else grieves. We all share your sorrow on this sad, sad day. I am sorry to hear about the death in your family. I share your sorrow.
See also: share, sorrow

sorrow over someone or something

to grieve or feel sad about someone or something. There is no need to sorrow over Tom. He will come back. He is sorrowing over the business he has lost because of the weather.
See also: sorrow

drown your sorrows

to drink a lot of alcohol because you want to stop feeling sad Frank insisted that I accompany him to his house, where I could drown my sorrows.
Usage notes: sometimes said about eating or drinking something other than alcohol: I decided I'd drown my sorrows in a bucket of chocolate ice cream.
See also: drown, sorrow

drown your sorrows

to drink a lot of alcohol because you want to stop feeling sad I've got a bottle of whiskey here - shall we stay in and drown our sorrows?
See also: drown, sorrow

drown one's sorrows

Drink liquor to escape one's unhappiness. For example, After the divorce, she took to drowning her sorrows at the local bar. The notion of drowning in drink dates from the late 1300s.
See also: drown, sorrow

more in sorrow than in anger

Saddened rather than infuriated by someone's behavior. For example, When Dad learned that Jack had stolen a car, he looked at him more in sorrow than in anger . This expression first appeared in 1603 in Shakespeare's Hamlet (1:2), where Horatio describes to Hamlet the appearance of his father's ghost: "A countenance more in sorrow than in anger."
See also: anger, more, sorrow

drown (one's) sorrow

To try to forget one's troubles by drinking alcohol.
See also: drown, sorrow
References in classic literature ?
She knew that in me, sorrow could not be weakness, but must be strength.
In three months more, a year would have passed since the beginning of my sorrow.
You will be very kind to me, will you not, Morrel, to make me forget my sorrow in leaving her thus?
Seek not to console me; alas, nothing can alleviate so great a sorrow -- the wound is too deep and too fresh
Send forth your Spirits to carry sorrow and desolation over the happy earth, and win for yourself the fear and hatred of those who would so gladly love and reverence you.
But now, do ye make the tay as ye like it, for I'n got no taste i' my mouth this day--it's all one what I swaller--it's all got the taste o' sorrow wi't.
Nevertheless I will go, that I may see my dear son and learn what sorrow has befallen him though he is still holding aloof from battle.
Assuredly I did not regret this circumstance: if sorrow had any place in my heart, it was that he was gone at last--that he was no longer walking by my side, and that that short interval of delightful intercourse was at an end.
Back to the spot where he had left Werper went the ape-man, joy in his heart now, where fear and sorrow had so recently reigned; and in his mind a determination to forgive the Belgian and aid him in making good his escape.
I hope no great sorrow ever will come to you, Anne," said Gilbert, who could not connect the idea of sorrow with the vivid, joyous creature beside him, unwitting that those who can soar to the highest heights can also plunge to the deepest depths, and that the natures which enjoy most keenly are those which also suffer most sharply.
And the story tells how the boding sorrow that Deirdre felt fulfilled itself, and how they were betrayed, and how the brothers fought and died, and how Deirdre mourned until
In the night she awakened, with the stillness and the darkness about her, and the recollection of the day came over her like a wave of sorrow.
But will he have no sorrow, or shall we say that although he cannot help sorrowing, he will moderate his sorrow?
Tom nodded, and then sat down on the shoe-board, while the old man told his tale, and wiped his spectacles, and fairly flowed over with quaint, homely, honest sorrow.
It was on one of these days, when my cottagers periodically rested from labour--the old man played on his guitar, and the children listened to him--that I observed the countenance of Felix was melancholy beyond expression; he sighed frequently, and once his father paused in his music, and I conjectured by his manner that he inquired the cause of his son's sorrow.