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MOURNING. This word has several significations. 1. It is the apparel worn at funerals, and for a time afterwards, in order to manifest grief for the death of some one, and to honor his memory. 2. The expenses paid for such apparel.
     2. It has been held in England, that a demand for mourning furnished to the widow and family of the testator, is not a funeral expense. 2 Carr. & P. 207. Vide 14 Ves. 346; 1 Ves. & Bea. 364. See 2 Bell's Comm. 156.

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uf, whom else thou mayst mourn for, as in the hands of one who has never shown compassion.
They kissed like a despairing brother and sister who have been smitten with a common loss and who meet to mourn a dead parent.
It may not be that the Achaeans should mourn the dead with their bellies; day by day men fall thick and threefold continually; when should we have respite from our sorrow?
do not mourn, but at once invoke the gods that my life may be prolonged.
It was more than a year since his death, more than a year since the news came; she seemed as though she would remember and mourn for ever.
Some romantic young widow, I suppose,' said I, 'come there to end her days in solitude, and mourn in secret for the dear departed - but it won't last long.
He mourns no doubt his lost companions, literally snatched from him one by one, and never seen again.
Pakistan People's Party (PPP) also show solidarity with the victims of Shikarpur incident and announced to mourn the deaths inside a Shitte mosque.
Arab leaders mourn late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, lauding his honourable achievements and stances.
Two-out-of-five of those aged 18-24 years old would arrange a wake as a celebration of life, whereas older generations were almost three times as likely to see it as a time to mourn and mark the passing of a loved one.
When a large group's identity is threatened and power is lost, the healthy group will mourn before reworking their sense of self to accord with a new reality.
He tells us: "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.