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mourn for (one)

To experience grief over one's death. Don't mourn for me, sweetheart—I've lived a good, long life, and now it is my time to go. She was still mourning for her husband when her mother passed away from a stroke.
See also: for, mourn

mourn over (someone or something)

To experience grief over the death of a person or animal. Don't mourn over me, sweetheart—I've lived a long, happy life, and now it is my time to go. She was still mourning over her husband when her mother suddenly passed away from a stroke.
See also: mourn, over
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

mourn for someone or something

 and mourn over someone or something
to grieve for someone or something. Everyone will mourn for you when you go. We all mourned over the end of the holiday. There is no point in mourning over your cat. It won't come back.
See also: for, mourn
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"The majestic beauty of the Mournes contrasts with the starkness of this tragedy," she said.
Among them are beauty spots such as the Mourne Mountains, the Causeway coast, the Sperrins and Lough Neagh.
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