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come home by Weeping Cross

To grieve or mourn. The phrase is not limited to death—it can apply to a disappointment as well. I dread the day when I come home by Weeping Cross—my first loss in the battlefield will be too much to take.
See also: by, come, cross, home, weeping

weep (one's) heart out

To weep copiously; to cry intensely and for a long time. Lauren wept her heart out at the news of her father's sudden death. What did you say to upset your brother? He's been weeping his heart out upstairs for the last half hour!
See also: heart, out, weep

weep about (someone or something)

1. To shed tears, especially of sadness, because of someone or something. She's up in her room weeping about her boyfriend. He just left for college this morning. Toddlers will weep about the smallest bump or scrape, then turn around the next moment laughing their heads off. Oh, for goodness' sake, what are you weeping about now?
2. To express grief, anguish, or emotional distress about someone or something; to lament or mourn for someone or something. Plenty of politicians will weep about these tragedies, but few take any meaningful action to prevent them in the future. The whole city wept about the young man who was lost in the accident.
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weep buckets

To weep copiously; to cry intensely and for a long time. Everyone wept buckets during the funeral. What did you say to upset your brother? He's been weeping buckets upstairs for the last half hour!
See also: bucket, weep

weep for (someone or something)

1. To shed tears of sadness because of someone or something. She's up in her room weeping for her boyfriend. He just left for college this morning. Toddlers will weep for the smallest bump or scrape, then turn around the next moment laughing their heads off. Oh, for goodness' sake, what are you weeping for now?
2. To shed tears because of some very intense emotion. We all wept for joy to see our older brother again after four years in the army. The child wept for fear in the inky blackness of her grandmother's creaky old house.
3. To express grief, anguish, or emotional distress for, because of, or on behalf of someone or something. Plenty of politicians make a point of weeping for such tragedies in public, but few take any meaningful action to prevent them in the future. The whole city wept for the young man who was lost in the accident.
4. To desire or yearn for someone or something to a painful degree. I spent most of my adolescence and early 20s weeping for someone to call the love of my life. She's always wept for a big sister, and I think your friendship fulfills that need for her in some capacity.
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weep millstones

Said hyperbolically of one who is deemed so cold and indifferent as to be unable to cry tears. I've never seen Claire show any emotion—in fact, she probably weeps millstones. Why didn't you comfort that poor little girl? Do you weep millstones?
See also: millstone, weep

weep over (someone or something)

1. To shed tears, especially of sadness, because of someone or something. She's up in her room weeping over her boyfriend. He just left for college this morning. Toddlers will weep over the smallest bump or scrape, then turn around the next moment laughing their heads off. Oh, for goodness' sake, what are you weeping over now?
2. To express grief, anguish, or emotional distress for someone or something; to lament or mourn for someone or something. Plenty of politicians will weep over these tragedies in public, but few take any meaningful action to prevent them in the future. The whole city wept over the young man who was lost in the accident.
See also: over, weep

weep with (something)

To shed tears because of some very intense emotion. We all wept with joy to see our older brother again after four years in the army. The child wept with fear in the inky blackness of her grandmother's creaky old house.
See also: weep

weep buckets

Cry copiously, as in That sad tale of unrequited love always made her weep buckets. [Colloquial]
See also: bucket, weep
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Admiring Weeping Window at Carlisle Castle are site manager John Bonner, left, and Sir Tim Laurence, chairman of English Heritage Stuart Walker
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Jenny Waldman, director of 14-18 NOW, said: "The poppies have captivated millions of people across the UK, and we are delighted to have worked with the National Assembly for Wales to present Weeping Window at the Senedd in Cardiff.
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Calvinists took aim at tear-streaked Catholic rites of mourning, but weeping did not disappear entirely from British religious practice - as shown by John Donne's sermon on the idea that Jesus wept over Lazarus, by the tears of 18th-century Methodist preachers such as George Whitefield, and by the controversial outbursts of public grief that attended the funeral of Princess Diana in 1997.
Balhousie Castle chief executive Anne Kinnes said: "We and the people of Perth feel extremely privileged to be the first place in Scotland to be hosting the iconic Weeping Window.
Enough came forward to allow the Bedlington Weeping Window to be pieced together in just half a day.
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Maudlin means "showing or expressing too much emotion especially in a foolish or annoying way" or "drunk enough to be emotionally silly." The word in both senses comes from the name Mary Magdelene and from the depiction of her as a weeping penitent.
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It is hard, though, to put into words what I felt when PF said: "Our world today needs weeping. The marginalized weep, those who are neglected weep, the scorned weep, but those of us who have relatively comfortable life, we don't know how to weep."
Word of the remarkable discovery quickly spread after a neighbor witnessed the statue weeping.
a weeping song, whale song, woman song weeping inside her child.
Firebrand preacher Keith Perry has claimed that watching his daughter's concerts is so hellish that he ends up weeping because the fans are worshipping the singer instead of God, the Sun reported.