grieve for (someone or something)

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grieve for (someone or something)

To experience intense feelings of sadness or mourning due to a particular loss (often the death of a loved one). It's been years since my mother died, and yet I'm still grieving for her. You need time to grieve for what you lost by growing up in such a dysfunctional household.
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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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BBC 6 Music DJ Lauren Laverne wrote a particularly moving piece which captured the mood: "How do you grieve for someone you didn't know, who didn't know you?
"People have come up to us after gigs and said some incredible things about how they felt after listening to a particu song.Sometimesit helps them grieve for someone they've l and unlocked some emotion them and they've said thanks changing their life.
I find it difficult to understand how people can grieve for someone they have never known personally or even met.
I didn't feel grief, and that's not because I'm an uncaring person - quite the opposite - but it's near impossible to grieve for someone you have no relationship with, let alone someone who's inflicted cruelty.
'You love someone, you grieve for someone anyway, but doing something like this focuses that grief and brings it to the surface.
AIt's reasonable to grieve for someone you only knew through music, the press and TV.