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.
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
"A mourning indeed, O King," I said, "a merry mourning for true- hearted men, but for wizards a mourning such as they do not love.
Then through the darkness is heard the sad song of minstrels mourning for the dead.
In a news release announcing Mourning's upcoming retirement, village officials praised Mourning for helping the village become one of the safest communities of its size in the country, thanks to its lowest-recorded crime rate and a 15-year low in traffic crashes.
Download Hariri proclaims Friday a day of national mourning NNA - The President of the Council of Ministers Saad Hariri issued an administrative memorandum proclaiming Friday September 8, 2017 a day of national mourning for the martyr soldiers.
Malacanang released on Tuesday a proclamation calling for days of national mourning for the death of military troops, police officers, and civilians who died in the ongoing Marawi conflict.
The Prime Minister, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf announced one day mourning over the tragic death of Former Provincial Minister; National flag would be hoisted upto half-mast around the country as federal government announced the mourning for one day.
Saad Al-Otaiby, who runs an agency for singers and photographers, said no singer is willing to sing in receptions or other special occasions during the three days of mourning for the prince's death.
The Diwan of the court also announced official mourning for seven days, during which the flags will be flown half-mast in the emirate.
Their mourning is blessed because it participates in the mourning of Jesus - the one who wept for Lazarus, grieved at the sin of Jerusalem, despaired of God's presence on the Cross and now sits at the right hand of God, mourning for a world drowning in sin and sorrow.
An official source said: "The Ministry of Presidential Affairs has announced three days of official mourning for Sheikh Nasser and for his colleagues - Peace Be Upon Them.
It came as the Chinese government declared a three-day period of mourning for the May 12 quake.
Likud Knesset Member Gilad Erdan says he will propose a ban on any form of public mourning for a terrorist, saying that the State of Israel is "more like a suicidal democracy than a democracy that is defending itself."
Goodland is surely right to note that the Lady Anne's mourning for Henry VI "includes all of the characteristic features of the genre of ritual lamentation for the dead: the direct address of the corpse, the establishment of kinship, the narrative of the death, and the call for vengeance" (143).
Next he lays out the four types of mourning that he finds in the biblical texts: mourning for the dead, mourning in conjunction with petition, mourning in response to a disaster, and (minimally attested) the mourning of a person with skin disease.
Her broad thesis, that moderate mourning for the dead was privileged as masculine and Protestant, while immoderate mourning was discredited as feminine and Catholic, contributes to a growing body of scholarship examining the post-Reformation association of disorderliness--in this context, Catholicism--with dangerous femaleness.