• WordNet 3.6
    • v grieve feel grief
    • v grieve cause to feel sorrow "his behavior grieves his mother"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Grieve A manager of a farm, or overseer of any work; a reeve; a manorial bailiff. "Their children were horsewhipped by the grieve ."
    • v. i Grieve To feel grief; to be in pain of mind on account of an evil; to sorrow; to mourn; -- often followed by at for, or over. "Do not you grieve at this."
    • Grieve To occasion grief to; to wound the sensibilities of; to make sorrowful; to cause to suffer; to afflict; to hurt; to try. "Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God.""The maidens grieved themselves at my concern."
    • Grieve To sorrow over; as, to grieve one's fate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • grieve To inflict mental pain or distress upon; cause to suffer; make sorrowful; afflict; aggrieve.
    • grieve To vex; harass; oppress.
    • grieve To sorrow over; deplore; lament.
    • grieve To feel grief; be in mental distress; sorrow; mourn: usually followed by at, for, about, or over.
    • grieve Synonyms Mourn, etc. See lament, v. i.
    • n grieve Another spelling of greeve.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Grieve . See Greeve.
    • v.t Grieve grēv to cause grief or pain of mind to: to make sorrowful: to vex:
    • v.i Grieve to feel grief: to mourn
    • v.t Grieve grēv (B.) also to inflict bodily pain
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  • Francis Atterbury
    Francis Atterbury
    “Should we grieve over a little misplaced charity, when an all knowing, all wise Being showers down every day his benefits on the unthankful and undeserving?”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Though it make the unskillful laugh, cannot but make the judicious grieve.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “Friendship makes prosperity brighter, while it lightens adversity by sharing its grieves and anxieties.”
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    “No one can keep his grieves in their prime; they use themselves up.”
  • Sufi Epigram
    Sufi Epigram
    “When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “What right have I to grieve, who have not ceased to wonder?”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. greven, OF. grever, fr. L. gravare, to burden, oppress, fr. gravis, heavy. See Grief.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. grever—L. gravāre, gravis, heavy.


In literature:

How grieved and disappointed she would be if she knew!
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
But you must not grieve; it only distresses me.
"John Ward, Preacher" by Margaret Deland
The poor man, much grieved, seeing his wife more troubled than he liked, knew not what to say.
"One Hundred Merrie And Delightsome Stories" by Various
Then suddenly the fisherman grew grave, grieving for him who had lost the cask.
"Undine" by Friedrich de la Motte Fouquée
And because the boy was the son of the woman for whom his father grieved he knew how to sympathize and comfort the man.
"Green Valley" by Katharine Reynolds
She, at least, had grieved for him and Michael with an intensity which he had never forgotten.
"Prisoners" by Mary Cholmondeley
You grieve to see me a widow?
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
Grieve not over Dewsbury Moor.
"Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle" by Clement K. Shorter
He is a gallant prince, and I grieve that misfortune has befallen him.
"By Right of Conquest" by G. A. Henty
Our tarrying here hugely me grieves!
"Everyman and Other Old Religious Plays, with an Introduction" by Anonymous
It grieved me that I should have opened my mind to such a one.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
I shall be grieved and mortified if she does not consent, but not without hope.
"The Rector of St. Mark's" by Mary J. Holmes
Remember he was alone, and had no friends to grieve over his strange absence.
"Cobwebs and Cables" by Hesba Stretton
And when I heard of thy sorrow, I was troubled and grieved.
"The Mabinogion Vol. 3 (of 3)"
Poor Lord Hill's death, though fully expected, will grieve you, as it has grieved us.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
Her going grieved me to the heart, and that she should go thus incensed stung me yet more.
"Simon Dale" by Anthony Hope
Poor Miss Betsy nearly grieved herself to death.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
The Dux's locker, I grieve to say, was a model of untidiness.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
For there was on it no sign of either gloom or grieving.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
The Caledonia, I grieve and regret to say, has not arrived.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster

In poetry:

They plucked it, they rubbed it,
They blew the husks away,
Which grieved the pious pharisees
Upon the Sabbath day.
"The Boy Out Of Church" by Robert Graves
For your wages, take my body,
That at least to you I leave;
Set the sulky plumes upon it,
Bid the grinning mummers grieve.
"The Desecraters" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Oh, ever the wind rides by
And ever the raindrops grieve;
But a voice like a woman's sigh
Says, "Do you believe, believe?"
"The Wraith" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
The beauteous thought of thee which, ray-like, slept,
In our pure love,
Became a memory which we have kept
To grieve above.
"The Lost Pleiad" by James Avis Bartley
Yet I mourn my stubborn will,
Find my sin, a grief, and thrall;
Should I grieve for what I feel,
If I did not love at all?
"Lovest Thou Me?" by John Newton
Testimony thou didst leave,
Seldom heard from infant's tongue;
Father, mother, do not grieve
For my loss, although so young.
"Lines On The Death Of A Child, J. W., Aged 11 Years." by Benjamin Cutler Clark

In news:

Family, community grieve the loss of 16-year-old David Widzinski.
Grieving family in South Carolina buries homeless man instead of their loved.
A Harlingen family is grieving the loss of 19-year-old, Jacqueline Delgado who died from injuries after a car accident Friday.
UM: Grieve for now, but get over it.
But even today, grieving remains a deeply personal, and frequently messy, journey that we don't really get over.
Of course this week the entire state is grieving for Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins.
"In the midst of so many other people who are grieving , there is a feeling of solidarity and kind of being there for one another," said Koeppl.
Koeppl hopes ceremonies like this one will help keep the holidays happy for grieving families.
The new center, which is expected to cater to more than 150 families annually, will provide support for grieving children, teenagers and their families.
The family that owns the Loomis senior care home that fed poisonous mushrooms to five residents said they are grieving over the incident.
The program is open to those who are grieving the death of a loved one.
That the depth and intensity of the grieving process is far greater than I ever could have realized that it crosses over to the unimaginable.
ALBANY — Grieving relatives and friends of a 20-year-old woman stabbed to death in an attack Monday that injured her sister and aunt struggled to contain their rage at the arraignment Wednesday of the alleged killer.
Students and staff have a variety of options at school for private and public grieving , Shoup said.
Primo said what's most important, for grieving parents, is to ask for help.