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How to use mourner in a sentence
As Shekita McBroom walked down the church aisle in Southeast Washington toward her daughter’s body, mourners could see signs of Jayla McBroom’s youth throughout the sanctuary.Fatal opioid overdoses are up by the hundreds, devastating families and worrying officials | Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, Jasmine Hilton | July 8, 2021 | Washington Post
In this case there’s a whole chorus of mourners, but there’s also an abundance of joy, love and levity to soften the blows.Taylor Jenkins Reid’s ‘Malibu Rising’ is a fiery mix of celebrity culture and family drama | Stephanie Merry | May 31, 2021 | Washington Post
These include the heaps of flowers left by anonymous mourners at a site associated with the life or death of a famous, beloved public figure.What should a coronavirus memorial look like? This powerful statement on gun violence offers a model. | Philip Kennicott | April 9, 2021 | Washington Post
She first moved there temporarily as a schoolgirl at 15, living on the same block as Edith Piaf, whose 1963 death caused a flood of mourners — including a pre-fame Gainsbourg — to shut down their street.Jane Birkin is back with a new album, but her presence is everlasting | Jeff Weiss | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
A bright box of postcards might help a mourner open up about their grief, even when they feel disconnected from everyone around them.
By 1915, mourning attire had begun to draw more attention to the mourner than to the deceased, drawing critics to the practice.
Grief is isolating, dividing the mourner from anyone who has yet to endure grief.‘One Relishes the Pain’: Julian Barnes’ Memoir of Grief | Adam Begley | September 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Two church members stood outside the Church, embracing each mourner as they walked to the vigil.
Another mourner said he was thankful he has a Prius that can get as many as 50 miles a gallon.
But intangibles also count when a president, particularly one long viewed as aloof, has to do double duty as the mourner-in-chief.
Birch supported the grave and collected manner that was thought becoming in a male mourner.The Spy | J. Fenimore Cooper
It took the bully six months to get over it, and he went to the mourner's bench himself at the next revival.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6) | John McElroy
So we made him chief mourner instead, along with Flo—the more by token that he's the only citizen with a black coat to his back.Wandering Heath | Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
She rises above herself, no longer the despised and desponding mourner, but the accepted and the triumphant suppliant.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I | Francis Augustus Cox
Héloïse survived him twenty years,--a priestess of God, a mourner at the tomb of Abélard.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII | John Lord
British Dictionary definitions for mourner
a person who mourns, esp at a funeral
(at US revivalist meetings) a person who repents publicly
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