• WordNet 3.6
    • n sorrower a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sorrower One who sorrows; one who grieves or mourns.
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  • Jean Paul
    “Joys are our wings, sorrows our spurs.”
  • William Blake
    “Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.”
  • William Cowper
    “The path of sorrow and that path alone, leads to a land where sorrow is unknown.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Sorrow makes us children again.”
  • Stephen B. Leacock
    “The sorrows and disasters of Europe always brought fortune to America.”
  • Joni Mitchell
    Joni Mitchell
    “Sorrow is easy to express and so hard to tell.”


Drown your sorrows - If someone gets drunk or drinks a lot to try to stop feeling unhappy, they drown their sorrows.


In literature:

For the shadow of a coming sorrow was over their household.
"Christie Redfern's Troubles" by Margaret Robertson
Her cup of sorrow was full to the brim, she declared, but she knew not what she said.
"Shenac's Work at Home" by Margaret Murray Robertson
And bless our sorrow and make it sweet and keep us near the Man of Sorrows.
"St. Cuthbert's" by Robert E. Knowles
But when the King wist that Sir Gawaine was departed from the court, there was made great sorrow among all the estates.
"Stories of King Arthur and His Knights" by U. Waldo Cutler
Sybilla knew not the sense of deep sorrow.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
To die in the Lord will be an ample equivalent for all of earth's sorrows and difficulties.
"Gathering Jewels" by James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
My life will be devoted to alleviating the sorrows of the poor and wretched.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
Now he was a deaf, hesitant old man, sorrowful of aspect, poor, dim-eyed, neglected, and alone.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Senses that could have understood and wept at sorrow die, along with the things whose death causes sorrow.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
Oh, I am one that the last king knew well to his sorrow.
"King Arthur's Knights" by Henry Gilbert

In poetry:

Ere yet the wind can cease,
Your mighty sigh
Is spirit of the sky—
Half sorrow and half peace.
"Beneath the Redwoods" by George Sterling
Clouds that are threatening, and
Fill us with sorrow,
Oft bring a blessing on with
The early morrow.
"The Crisis" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
And even sorrow may with
A shroud thy heart enfold,
Thou art not now, and no,
Thou never will be old.
"Y. M. C. A. Founder. Sir Geo. Williams." by Frank Barbour Coffin
But Love singeth in the vault.
Singeth on the stair;
Even for Sorrow will not halt,
Singeth everywhere.
"December 27, 1879" by George MacDonald
My dancing feet are frozen.
I stare. I can but see.
The Narrow Doors to Sorrow
They stop the heart in me.
"The Narrow Doors" by Fannie Stearns Davis
Ah, love akin to sorrow
Ah, ecstasy so fleet!
Why is parting made the surer
When the meeting is so sweet?
"First Love" by Nora Pembroke

In news:

Dade City and Zephyrhills conduct ceremonies of sorrow and renewal.
Henryk Gorecki, Polish composer of surprise hit 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs,' dies at 76.
MY life's greatest sorrow stems from my inability to feel close to other women.
There are no answers, just a world's worth of sorrow.
War always leaves death, destruction and sorrow in its wake, and the Iraq War piled all of it on Dr Najeeb Hanoudi.
As long as I've been a police officer, I've never gotten used to the sorrow I feel when I'm called to the scene of a crash where someone has died.
Classroom Clips--Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School .
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School .
Quite often, the sorrow is expressed through words like "we've lost a member of our family" because it really does feel that way.
That is always the hope amid the sorrow.
The sense of siege in the city has intensified, as has the mood of gloom and sorrow .
Are Those Olympic Tears of Sorrow or Tears of Joy.
Sorrow At Penn State On Spanier Cover-Up Charges.
Officials laud Specter, express sorrow .
(AP) — Pennsylvania officials have been expressing sorrow on hearing the passing of longtime US Sen Arlen Specter.

In science:

Volkov who, to our great sorrow, untimely leaved us this January.
Generalized Action Principle and Geometric Approach for superstrings and super-p-branes
God, thou great symmetry, Who put a biting lust in me From whence my sorrows spring, For al l the frittered days That I have spent in shapeless ways Give me one perfect thing.
Symmetry Tests and Standard Model Backgrounds