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deep mourning

completely black mourning clothes made of a drab material:
After her brother died, she was in deep mourning for a year.
Origin of deep mourning
First recorded in 1715-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Everything was wrapped in deep mourning, every face wore an expression of indescribable sadness and dejection.

  • To men in deep mourning and to the census-bearers he bowed over the cross-bar.

  • He was in deep mourning, which showed off his slight figure and delicate refined face.

    Wives and Daughters Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • Perrine took a seat beside Rosalie and her grandmother, who was in deep mourning.

    Nobody's Girl Hector Malot
  • She was dressed in deep mourning, and wore her white hair in two braids along her face.

  • Nearer and nearer he came, and she perceived that he was in deep mourning, and then that it was Dick.

  • Her glance passed rapidly over Clodagh's deep mourning and her expression altered in accordance.

    The Gambler Katherine Cecil Thurston
  • At sight of him in deep mourning, she started, and said, "Oh!"

    A Simpleton Charles Reade
  • Then Capitola dressed herself in Clara's deep mourning robes.

    Capitola's Peril Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth

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