grief


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Synonyms for grief

Synonyms for grief

mental anguish or pain caused by loss or despair

Synonyms for grief

intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)

something that causes great unhappiness

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Elinor could no longer witness this torrent of unresisted grief in silence.
Grief has this that is noble in it -- it accepts all sympathy, come whence it may.
No, no; I shall need all my strength to struggle with myself and support my grief in secret, as you say.
With her friends she is always cheerful, and apparently happy, though the innocent gaiety of her childhood is sensibly checked, and there are moments that betray the existence of a grief that is only the more durable, because it is less violent.
This grief for his home, which overcomes so many married seamen, did not deprive Captain MacW- of his legitimate appetite.
It was not very unlike his dream, for his sleep had been little more than living through again, in a fevered delirious way, all that had happened since daybreak, and his mother with her fretful grief was present to him through it all.
But dreams--of those who dream as I, Aspiringly, are damned, and die: Yet should I swear I mean alone, By notes so very shrilly blown, To break upon Time's monotone, While yet my vapid joy and grief Are tintless of the yellow leaf-- Why not an imp the graybeard hath, Will shake his shadow in my path-- And e'en the graybeard will o'erlook Connivingly my dreaming-book.
He put a hand on either side of his head and rocked himself to and fro, droning to himself like a child whose grief has got beyond words.
I do not think that I could much longer have endured the pathos of his quiet and uncomplaining grief.
The splendor of daylight invading the room, the murmur of all present, and, more than all, the instinct of the faithful dog, drew Mousqueton from his reverie; he raised his head, recognized the old friend of his master, and, screaming with grief, he embraced his knees, watering the floor with his tears.
Princess Mary and the old prince each bore and hid their grief in their own way.
How if Rosa allowed the right moment for planting the bulb to pass by, -- if, in addition to the grief of seeing her no more, he should have to deplore the misfortune of seeing his tulip fail on account of its having been planted too late, or of its not having been planted at all!
No sooner said than done; but all his joy was turned to grief when he found that his neighbour had two rooms full of the precious metal.
I leave you to think of the terrible grief, the shame, the despair of the poor Marionette.
His countenance sufficiently showed the consternation he was under, which, indeed, had a good deal deprived him of speech; but as grief operates variously on different minds, so the same apprehension which depressed his voice, elevated that of Mrs Blifil.