mourn for

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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
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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References in classic literature ?
Their grey locks and long full beards, together with their antique tunics and loose black mantles, suited well with the singular and rude apartment in which they were seated, and gave the appearance of a band of ancient worshippers of Woden, recalled to life to mourn over the decay of their national glory.
Thomas says "Ralph Venning, a 17th-century Puritan, urged believers to mourn over other persons' failings, as well as their own.