share (one's) sorrow

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share (one's) sorrow

1. To commiserate with one about the same or similar loss, disappointment, or misfortune. A: "I lost nearly everything during the economic crash." B: "I share your sorrow. I had to shutter the business my great-grandfather built because of the crash." We're going down to the bar with the other laid-off workers to share their sorrow.
2. To relate one's loss, disappointment, misfortune, or the source thereof to someone else. You should keep all that grief bottled up inside. It's important to share your sorrow with someone who can help you learn how to cope with it. It was nearly a year after her father died that Sarah finally shared her sorrow with me.
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share someone's sorrow

to grieve as someone else grieves. We all share your sorrow on this sad, sad day. I am sorry to hear about the death in your family. I share your sorrow.
See also: share, sorrow
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The change in Jacob's feelings was instantaneous: From being 'all alone' in the world, he now had an 'instant' family to possibly share his sorrows and joys with!
According to the accusation sheet, prosecutors said the defendant made the victim feel comfortable about the fact that he needed a close friend to share his sorrows after his girlfriend ditched him.
The Filipina testified that she agreed to listen to S.S., who claimed he needed someone he could talk to share his sorrows due to his problem with his girlfriend.