verb (used without object)
- sorrel salt,
- sorrel tree,
- sorrows of young werther, the,
Origin of sorrow
Examples from the Web for sorrow
Far from a rant, her tone throughout is cool and methodical, and her critiques are couched more in sorrow than in anger.Was Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Too Right-Wing for CBS?|Lloyd Grove|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her pallid young face, brow sweating with fear and pain, yet resolute and stiff with sorrow, makes you want to cry.
“The U.S. celebrates the day it became independent every year with fireworks rather than sorrow,” he said.
Some national conservatives reacted in sorrow to Brewer's annoucement.
Incapable of movement, incapable of speech, I listened to her feverish words in an agony of shame and sorrow.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You are right; but you do not know the sorrow at my heart which I try not to shew outwardly.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The devotion to something afarFrom the sphere of our sorrow.The Call of the Wildflower|Henry S. Salt
The sudden transition from sorrow and despair to this excess of joy excited him infinitely.Stoneheart|Gustave Aimard
Mrs. Tregennis was not in the kitchen; probably she was in a house near by, but Tommy could not take his sorrow to a crowd.Tommy Tregennis|Mary Elizabeth Phillips
Sorrow is the flock of sparrows which remains behind, and builds in the nests of the birds of passage.The True Story of My Life|Hans Christian Andersen
Word Origin for sorrow
Old English sorg "grief, regret, trouble, care, pain, anxiety," from Proto-Germanic *sorg- (cf. Old Saxon sorga, Old Norse sorg, Middle Dutch sorghe, Dutch zorg, Old High German soraga, German sorge, Gothic saurga), perhaps from PIE *swergh- "to worry, be sick" (cf. Sanskrit surksati "cares for," Lithuanian sergu "to be sick," Old Church Slavonic sraga "sickness," Old Irish serg "sickness"). Not connected etymologically with sore (adj.) or sorry.
Old English sorgian, from sorg (see sorrow (n.)). Related: Sorrowed; sorrowing. Cf. Dutch zorgen, German sorgen, Gothic saurgan.
see drown one's sorrows; more in sorrow than in anger.