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
References in classic literature ?
There are moments when I am glad to be alone--to grieve and repine without any one to share my sorrow: and those moments are beginning to come upon me with ever-increasing frequency.
President stated, "I share my sorrow at his loss with all in the Trade Union Movement and the people of Sri Lanka."
So, now feeling unable to share my sorrow with any Ohioan, I mourned in silence, waiting for the return home to pick up one of my Nabokov volumes and enjoy.
Describing Mr Bala Tampoe as a great trade union leader and champion of the working people of Sri Lanka, the President stated, "I share my sorrow at his loss with all in the Trade Union Movement and the people of Sri Lanka."
On this sad occasion I extend my heartfelt condolences to members of the family of the late Bala Tampoe, and share my sorrow at his loss with all in the Trade Union Movement and the people of Sri Lanka.