Mourning-bride

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Mourning-bride the sweet scabious
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. murnan, meornan; Old High Ger. mornēn, to grieve.

Usage

In literature:

Mr. Congreve says he will write a 'Mourning Widow,' that shall be better than his 'Mourning Bride.
"The History of Henry Esmond, Esq." by W. M. Thackeray
In 1697 'The Mourning Bride' was acted at the Tennis Court Theatre.
"The Wits and Beaux of Society" by Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
I call it an unhappy event because from the moment of her betrothal the prospective bride wears mourning garments.
"Russian Rambles" by Isabel F. Hapgood
I don't like the notion of a mourning bride.
"Madame Flirt" by Charles E. Pearce
The lad you mourn will never return To make little Mary his bride.
"Cowboy Songs" by Various
Scabiosa, often known as "Mourning Bride," is an excellent plant for vase-use, and deserves more attention than it has heretofore enjoyed.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
She mourned him most sincerely, wearing widow's weeds in his honour as though she had in reality been his bride.
"Romance of Roman Villas" by Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
The success of the Mourning Bride was even greater than that of Love for Love.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Sorely mourning her, the Persian Khan sent an embassy to the court of Kublai Khan to solicit a suitable bride for him.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
And the poor bride was left to mourn in silent solitude.
"The Comical Creatures from Wurtemberg" by Unknown
Often in the Middle Ages will recur the mournful tale of the Bride of Corinth.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
A traitor to his country, will not long mourn the loss of his bride.
"Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion" by St. George Tucker
The spirits of children, brides, youths, and old men successively appear to him and narrate their mournful stories.
"The Standard Cantatas" by George P. Upton
Anyhow, he didn't rise to her expectations; and so she relapsed, and repented, and trails about now like a mourning bride.
"Barnaby" by R. Ramsay
The family were in mourning at the time, and the bride made no change, but was married in a gown of white crepe.
"The Story of the Toys" by Mary Harris Toy Dodge
Or are you mourning, in your tide, 15 That you suld be Cospatrick's bride?
"English and Scottish Ballads, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
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In poetry:

But we, vain slaves of interest and of pride,
Dare not be blessed, lest envious tongues should blame;
And hence, in vain I languish for my bride!
O mourn with me, sweet bird, my hapless flame.
"To The Nightingale" by James Thomson