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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
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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.
See also: for, mourn
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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-- HRH the Crown Prince mourns late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and says he was a great leader who contributed effectively to issues of security and peace.
-- Abdullah bin Khalid mourns late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and describes him as a pillar of the nation.
-- Khalid bin Hamad mourns late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and says the world has lost one of its great men.
-- The National Unity Assembly mourns late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and lauds his achievements.
mourns your dereliction of duty and failure to lead the people of Lebanon.
Thomas says "Ralph Venning, a 17th-century Puritan, urged believers to mourn over other persons' failings, as well as their own.
Usually cast in the vo ices of widows, these complaintes invited the country to weep with a queen or princess as she mourned a royal death, prescribing an official attitude and creating a sense of communal mourning.
Catherine de' Medici so deeply mourned the death of Henry II in 1559 that she changed her coat of arms to feature a pile of quicklime upon which tears were falling with the words: "Adorem extincta testantur vivere flamma / Que la force d'amour dedans nos coeurs empreinte / Vit d'un brasier secret, quand la flamme est eteinte." Quicklime was poured into graves in order to decompose bodies more quickly, and it had the peculiar character of smoldering when water fell upon it.
To grieve with the queen, then, was to mourn the death of the king's body owing to a wounding of the body politic.
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.
The reader is only aware that one "Other" mourns another.
Because nothing and no one can "belong," all persons in culture are "marginal" - not, in any absolute sense, occupying the spaces within the boundaries of the category "belonging." To mourn is to defer to the "otherness" of the Other, as Derrida
Sethe feels that she has no self, except in the role of mother.(5) Sula, a rejected child who becomes a woman who refuses to be defined by anyone except herself, sits apart as Chicken is mourned and, later, dies alone.
In essence, what marks Sethe as Cain is that she refuses to acknowledge the implications of her act and to mourn properly her child.
They make the primal sound that they did not make for Baby at her funeral: They mourn. Meanwhile, Mr.