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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In essence, what marks Sethe as Cain is that she refuses to acknowledge the implications of her act and to mourn properly her child.
The last mourning need is to let others help you as you mourn. If you are the losing candidate, there's no need to suck it all in and pretend like it didn't hurt.
'If your name isn't on the list - breathe, grieve and mourn, heal,' Te said in a tweet.
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday mourned the death of British physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, terming him a"celebrity face of modern physics"."His physical challenges notwithstanding, Professor Stephen Hawking was the celebrity face of modern physics," Gandhi tweeted."A torchbearer for logic, reason and scientific temper, the professor left an indelible mark on our society."Like millions of his fans around the world, I mourn his passing," he added.
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.
She wrings her hands (like wringing out the wash) trying to mourn the stranger lying there, remote in his final traveling clothes, the skull beneath his skin rising to the surface as surely as the moon's white skull rises at the window, snuffing out innocent stars.
He tells us: "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."
In Lanzhou, Gansu's capital, some 10,000 people assembled in a main square to mourn victims, it said.
We may mourn the loss of a loved one, of the many lives lost to disaster or war, or even the loss of a nation as we knew it.