weeping

Definitions

  • Two Old Women Were Weeping and Wailing--4-19-446
    Two Old Women Were Weeping and Wailing--4-19-446
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj weeping having branches or flower heads that bend downward "nodding daffodils","the pendulous branches of a weeping willow","lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers"
    • adj weeping showing sorrow
    • n weeping the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds) "I hate to hear the crying of a child","she was in tears"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The farmer finds the queen weeping by the palanquin The farmer finds the queen weeping by the palanquin
Weeping Willow. Napoleon's Willow Weeping Willow. Napoleon's Willow

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Weeping Discharging water, or other liquid, in drops or very slowly; surcharged with water. "Weeping grounds."
    • Weeping Grieving; lamenting; shedding tears. "Weeping eyes."
    • Weeping Having slender, pendent branches; -- said of trees; as, weeping willow; a weeping ash.
    • Weeping Pertaining to lamentation, or those who weep.
    • n Weeping The act of one who weeps; lamentation with tears; shedding of tears.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n weeping Wailing; lamentation; shedding of tears.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Weeping drooping the branches (as it were through grief)
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Quotations

  • Denis Diderot
    Denis%20Diderot
    “I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don't remember ever having seen one weep.”
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor%20Hugo
    “He does not weep who does not see.”
  • Charles De Montesquieu
    Charles%20De%20Montesquieu
    “We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.”
  • Horace
    Horace
    “If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.”
  • Golda Meir
    Golda%20Meir
    “Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.”
  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “Weeping bride, laughing wife, laughing bride, weeping wife.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wépanwóp, clamour; allied to Goth. wópjan.

Usage

In literature:

The Weeping Oak, 61 variants.
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
Now, I can only sing, only pray, only weep.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
She dressed hastily, and went downstairs, and found Johnnie on the sofa weeping.
"Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations" by Dwight L. Moody
Then she began to weep; and she wept so much that the cloud began to weep too, and it was weeping itself quite away.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
His wild bursts of weeping sank into sobs, and the sobs died off into sighs.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
Brunhild, weeping, informs King Gunther of the contumely heaped upon her.
"Legends of the Rhine" by Wilhelm Ruland
I weep, but no one approaches me.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
The quick-eyed father soon discovered what had happened, and heard the whole from the lips of his weeping daughter.
"Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by James Athearn Jones
Thou did'st not mind it; though thou then might'st see Me turn'd to tears; yet did'st not weep for me.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
Weep away, heart, weep away, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
One could see from her eyes that she had been weeping, that she was even now forcibly restraining herself from weeping.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
Even the lovely, blind Alice would weep for your loss.
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
Does he still weep my absence?
"Old French Fairy Tales" by Comtesse de Ségur
His death caused general mourning and lamentation, many women weeping bitterly.
"Our Moslem Sisters" by Annie Van Sommer
And yet you weep, and are not willing to sacrifice the present for a future useful to yourself and your country.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
We gaze, we weep; mix'd tears of grief and joy!
"Young's Night Thoughts" by Edward Young
Really, mamma, you must excuse me if I weep a little.
"Was It Right to Forgive?" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Sophy knew that he was weeping, though no sound came from him.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
Nay, weep; and may you, through life, only have to weep for others, but never for yourself.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
Let me weep, my honest old servant!
"The Dramatic Works of G. E. Lessing" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
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In poetry:

I laugh, it is so brisk and gay;
It is so far before, I weep: I hope I shall lie down some day,
Lie down and sleep.
"Fata Morgana" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
"Weep not, weep not, my dearest girl,
Your tears my bosom pain,
Remember," fondly added he,
"We part to meet again."
"The Adieu To Eliza" by Nora Pembroke
And not sit beside the nest
Pouring pity in their breast.
And not sit the cradle near
Weeping tear on infant's tear.
"On Anothers Sorrow" by William Blake
All lost! a nation weeps;
By all the tears that fall,
He loses naught who conscience keeps,
Lee's honor saves us all.
"Sentinel Songs" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Oh Maid of Erin ! do not weep,
Or heave for me one sigh ;
But let the precious tear-drop sleep
Within thy gentle eye.
"To the Maid of Erin" by Mary Anne Browne
Bid me to weep, and I will weep,
While I have eyes to see;
And having none, yet I will keep
A heart to weep for thee.
"To Anthea, Who May Command Him Anything" by Robert Herrick

In news:

She's got moves, but it's nothing compared to a 9-year-old Weeping Water Nebraska girl.
And in the end we weep and go to sleep.
' Weeping Willow' by Erin McDermott Band.
Erin McDermott Band performs " Weeping Willow" on WDVX's Blue Plate Special.
Frito Weeping Like a Child During "Field of Dreams".
There are times when we may even begin to weep .
Weeping fig needs sun, water.
I bought my daughter and myself small weeping fig plants at Christmas.
Caring for ' Weeping ' Trees.
Minnesota's Weeping Republicans The Nation.
The Story of the Weeping Camel.
Intelligence / Weep For the Well-Educated.
Hug from Springsteen made me weep .
The recent death of our much-beloved cat, Hepzibuh, raises the questions: Why do people weep .
Do people in all cultures weep .
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