mourn for (one)

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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 ?
I mourned for my child-wife, taken from her blooming world, so young.
They mourned for present and past failures, for an unwillingness to notice and respond to the totally embracing and unconditional love of God.
Because I have mourned for others it is possible to imagine that Jaye Davidson would mourn for me, having once been large and colored too.