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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 curse of Cain, of guilt and alienation, is broken when Sethe can mourn and when she can tell the tale with moral imagination and, thereby, find a truth different than the master's truth.
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Rather than mourn, the pope appoints a trio of lords to rein in those galling daughters of Eve, the nuns who dare to take the Gospels seriously, thinking they focus mostly on service rather than control.
"A spiritually deadened person mourns over things that should bring celebration--and often celebrates things that should be mourned." He notes the biblical account: "As Jesus drew closer to Jerusalem, with the crowd's worship and praise ringing in his ears, he did a curious thing.
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We cannot know all of the practical and soulful implications of what is happening in this western diocese, and yet we mourn for each and every Anglican parishioner whose heartstrings have been pulled by these events.
'The nation mourns and joins the families and friends of our fallen heroes in their moment of sorrow,' it added.
Kutcher has turned up fascinating hints that many officials wanted to be ordered not to take leave but to mourn at their posts--a prestigious indication that they could not be spared and a reprieve from a risky sabbatical from being in the loop and on the ladder.
To grieve with the queen, then, was to mourn the death of the king's body owing to a wounding of the body politic.
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In Homer's narrative Achilles mourns Patroclus as a peer, and the obligation to mourn does not extend outside the circle of male warrior aristocrats.
What is more helpful is to encourage the person to mourn slowly and steadily, and to be there constantly for the person by encouraging him or her to freely talk about the departed loved one.
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