Origin of grief
Examples from the Web for grief
Though tissues are present and tears are not uncommon, the Dinner Parties are distinctly not grief counseling or group therapy.
It warps them and yet makes them, and horrifies them both as it does so—just as grief does.
Energy is sucked from them, the world around them becomes impossible—the Babadook of grief and loss exerts its force everywhere.
The grief in this house is extreme of course; this is a horror movie, after all.
Amelia says some truly terrible things to Sam, supposedly inhabited by the Babadook but really consumed in grief.
It's a shame to see a minister of the Gospel drowning his grief in liquor.The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant|Alexander Johnstone Wilson
She made desperate efforts to control her grief, and conceal the tears that rolled in quick succession down her pale cheeks.Flora Lyndsay|Susanna Moodie
She had never made the mistake of thinking that because his grief was facile it was any the less strong and real.Why Joan?|Eleanor Mercein Kelly
This is it indeed which the devil desireth; he can allow you grief and desperation, but not to amend.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
Both branches of the Lyric Club, in fact, came suddenly to grief, owing to a great misfortune which it is better not to recall.Forty Years of 'Spy'|Leslie Ward
British Dictionary definitions for grief
Word Origin for grief
Word Origin and History for grief
early 13c., "hardship, suffering, pain, bodily affliction," from Old French grief "wrong, grievance, injustice, misfortune, calamity" (13c.), from grever "afflict, burden, oppress," from Latin gravare "to cause grief, make heavy," from gravis "weighty" (see grave (adj.)). Meaning "mental pain, sorrow" is from c.1300.
Medicine definitions for grief
Idioms and Phrases with grief
see come to grief; good grief.