- to feel grief or great sorrow: She has grieved over his death for nearly three years.
- to distress mentally; cause to feel grief or sorrow: It grieves me to see you so unhappy.
- Archaic. to oppress or wrong.
Origin of grieve
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Examples from the Web for grieving
You know, when Lori died, I was interested in the five stages of grieving.Andrew Lincoln Wants Rick to End With Johnny Cash and the Sunset
October 14, 2014
This weekend, thousands of people will stand in line to pay $13 for the privilege of grieving to the point of weeping.The Science of Weepies: Why We Love Crying at the Movies
June 4, 2014
It will take a lot of work, a lot of grieving, and a large measure of hope to see it through.A Bishop’s Decision to Divorce
May 4, 2014
Many throughout the country are grieving the deaths of those who perished in the struggle to overcome the Yanukovych regime.Is Ukraine Headed For Civil War?
February 25, 2014
Best recalls a grieving father confiding that a visit let him unlock the emotional door trapping his family in grief.David Best Creates a Temple Made of Memories Outside San Francisco
Debra A. Klein
February 14, 2014
Strange to see him struggle with his disappointment like a grieving child!The Bacillus of Beauty
It was a long, grieving sound, like a sigh—almost like a sob.A Tale of Two Cities
Sad and mournful are thy ways, Grieving, wailing, Autumn days!Farm Ballads
And who are you, tell me that, who instead of grieving for yourself, are grieving for others?The Chinese Fairy Book
She is grieving us deeply, and that is why I am sure that she is not well.Howards End
E. M. Forster
- to feel or cause to feel great sorrow or distress, esp at the death of someone
- (tr) obsolete to inflict injury, hardship, or sorrow on
- Scot a farm manager or overseer
Word Origin and History for grieving
mid-15c., "causing pain," present participle adjective from grieve. Meaning "feeling pain" is from 1807.