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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ And the human swell of anger and deep sorrow has been screened directly into our living rooms.
▪ I know that he can not take away the deep sorrow that seems to circle around me everywhere I go.
▪ Again he touched his cheek, but this time he felt no anger, merely a deep sorrow.
▪ Her mind went back to Mac MacFadyen, and she felt a deep sorrow for him.
▪ Behold how I lay down the great weight of sorrow I have carried with me so long.
▪ I felt great sorrow for Jerome.
▪ As he looked at Katherine, great sorrow clouded his eyes.
▪ Thus great sorrows for their children and grandchildren came upon Cadmus and Harmonia in old age after great prosperity.
▪ He says he regrets with great penitence and sorrow the circumstances that led to the caution.
▪ It is my great sorrow, and makes my life very unhappy.
▪ The Capellans bowed their great heads in sorrow and exterminated them.
▪ Mr. Forth I join the hon. Gentleman in expressing our sorrow at that tragic loss.
▪ Students and faculty told fond stories about Daniels and expressed their sorrow at his untimely death.
▪ It did not feel unreasonable to her, that she felt no sorrow.
▪ Curiously, he felt the beginnings of sorrow, which perplexed him, and it required effort to direct his thoughts elsewhere.
▪ Both of them were aware of Alain's black anger and Marguerite was feeling the sorrow of leaving her own house.
▪ They intuit what it must be like feeling sorrow so far from home.
▪ Her mind went back to Mac MacFadyen, and she felt a deep sorrow for him.
▪ I feel enormous sorrow in my soul.
▪ I felt great sorrow for Jerome.
▪ Before them stood a crowd of overjoyed neighbours who had shared their sorrow and now could share in their happiness.
▪ Because you are not a problem to them, they can share their joys and sorrows with you.
▪ We share in the sorrow of his family and our thoughts are with them.
drown your sorrows
▪ After his girlfriend left he spent the evening drowning his sorrows in a local bar.
▪ You can't just sit around day after day drowning your sorrows in whiskey.
▪ And is there a female alive who has not drowned her sorrows in buttered mashed potatoes?
▪ Drinking on your own or to drown your sorrows can get out of hand.
▪ He was a man drowning his sorrows, he'd decided.
▪ I drowned my sorrows on the school goalposts, as football was banned.
▪ I knew Mum and Dad would be out until late drowning their sorrows.
▪ One afternoon we became so depressed that we decided to drown our sorrows in drink.
▪ Who couldn't drink, drown her sorrows.
▪ Within the hour the show is cancelled and everyone returns to the hotel to drown their sorrows.
▪ He turned quickly away, more in sorrow than in anger.
▪ Her life was filled with heartache and sorrow.
▪ Six weeks later we heard, to our great sorrow, that he had died.
▪ The deep sorrow she felt was obvious in the expression of her face.
▪ We shared all of our family's joys and sorrows.
▪ A long, painful journey has led them to this point, one filled with heartache and sorrow.
▪ And when she awoke, her face was moisture wet, as if she had been weeping for some sorrow all night long.
▪ Because her only defence was to turn him against her, she realised with a pang of sorrow.
▪ Before them stood a crowd of overjoyed neighbours who had shared their sorrow and now could share in their happiness.
▪ Each seemed possessed by a serene sorrow, and in a moment he learned why.
▪ She tried to drive the thought from her mind, feeling an all-too familiar surge of anger and sorrow.
▪ Similarly the threat of a loss arouses anxiety and actual loss causes sorrow, while both situations are likely to arouse anger.
▪ They intuit what it must be like feeling sorrow so far from home.
▪ She told about a woman in her grief counseling group, who was also sorrowing over the loss of a child.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Sorrow \Sor"row\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sorrowed; p. pr. & vb. n. Sorrowing.] [OE. sorowen, sorwen, sorhen, AS. sorgian; akin to Goth. sa['u]rgan. See Sorrow, n.] To feel pain of mind in consequence of evil experienced, feared, or done; to grieve; to be sad; to be sorry.

Sorrowing most of all . . . that they should see his face no more.
--Acts xx. 38.

I desire no man to sorrow for me.
--Sir J. Hayward.


Sorrow \Sor"row\, n. [OE. sorwe, sorewe, sor?e, AS. sorg, sorh; akin to D. zorg care, anxiety, OS. sorga, OHG. sorga, soraga, suorga, G. sorge, Icel., Sw., & Dan. sorg, Goth. sa['u]rga; of unknown origin.] The uneasiness or pain of mind which is produced by the loss of any good, real or supposed, or by diseappointment in the expectation of good; grief at having suffered or occasioned evil; regret; unhappiness; sadness.

How great a sorrow suffereth now Arcite!

The safe and general antidote against sorrow is employment.

Syn: Grief; unhappiness; regret; sadness; heaviness; mourning; affliction. See Affliction, and Grief.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English sorg "grief, regret, trouble, care, pain, anxiety," from Proto-Germanic *sorg- (cognates: 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" (cognates: 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. Compare Dutch zorgen, German sorgen, Gothic saurgan.


n. 1 (context uncountable English) unhappiness, woe 2 (context countable English) (qualifier: usually in plural) An instance or cause of unhappiness. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To feel or express grief. 2 (context transitive English) To feel grief over; to mourn, regret.

  1. n. an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement; "he tried to express his sorrow at her loss" [ant: joy]

  2. sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment; "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game" [syn: regret, rue, ruefulness]

  3. something that causes great unhappiness; "her death was a great grief to John" [syn: grief]

  4. the state of being sad; "she tired of his perpetual sadness" [syn: sadness, sorrowfulness]

  5. v. feel grief; eat one's heart out [syn: grieve]


Sorrow may refer to:

  • Sorrow (emotion)
  • Sorrow (Van Gogh), a drawing by Vincent van Gogh
  • Sorrow (EP), an EP by The 3rd and the Mortal
  • "Sorrow" (Bad Religion song)
  • "Sorrow" (The McCoys song), also covered by The Merseys and David Bowie
  • "Sorrow" (Pink Floyd song)
  • "Sorrow", a song by Box Car Racer from Box Car Racer
  • The Sorrow, an Austrian metalcore/melodic death band
  • The Sorrows, a 1960s English freakbeat band
  • The Sorrow (Metal Gear), a fictional character in the Metal Gear video game series
Sorrow (The McCoys song)

"Sorrow" is a song first recorded by The McCoys in 1965. It became a big hit in the United Kingdom in a version by The Merseys, reaching number 4 on the UK chart on 28 April 1966. A version by David Bowie was also a hit in 1973.

The Merseys version is more up-tempo than The McCoys folk-rock original. Propelled by Clem Cattini's drumming it features a powerful horn arrangement (most probably the work of John Paul Jones). The horns also take the solo which, on the McCoys version, is performed on harmonica. As the number and quality of subsequent covers demonstrate the Merseys' single was highly regarded among British musicians.

Sorrow (Pink Floyd song)

"Sorrow" is a song by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd. Written by the band's singer and guitarist David Gilmour, it is the closing track on their thirteenth studio album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, released in 1987.

Sorrow (Merseys song)
Sorrow (Bad Religion song)

"Sorrow" is a song written by Brett Gurewitz and performed by Bad Religion. It was the first single to be released from their twelfth studio album, The Process of Belief, which was released in 2002, although the single was first played in the fall of 2001 by the L.A. radio station KROQ. An acoustic version impacted radio on June 24, 2008.

Sorrow (EP)

Sorrow is the debut EP by the Norwegian doom metal band The 3rd and the Mortal

Sorrow (emotion)

Sorrow is an emotion, feeling or sentiment. Sorrow "is more 'intense' than sadness... it implies a long-term state". At the same time "sorrow — but not unhappiness — suggests a degree of resignation... which lends sorrow its peculiar air of dignity".

Moreover, "in terms of attitude, sorrow can be said to be half way between sadness (accepting) and distress (not accepting)".

Sorrow (Van Gogh)

Sorrow is a drawing by Vincent van Gogh produced in 1882. The work was created two years after Van Gogh had decided to become an artist. It depicts a 32-year-old pregnant woman, Clasina Maria Hoornik, familiarly known as Sien. Sorrow is widely acknowledged as a masterwork of draftsmanship, the culmination of a long and sometimes uncertain apprenticeship by Van Gogh in learning his craft. The drawing is part of the Garman Ryan Collection held at The New Art Gallery Walsall. Previously, it was in the private collection of artist Sally Ryan, who had the work hung in her permanent suite at the Dorchester Hotel in London. The drawing is one of a series using Sien Hoornik as model. It is mentioned in a number of letters by Van Gogh, and he appears to have thought highly of it, considering it an important work and describing the drawing as "the best figure I've drawn". In a letter from July 1882 Van Gogh states; I want to make drawings that touch some people. Sorrow is a small beginning [...] there is at least something directly from my own heart. The piece is numbered as F929a in the catalogue raisonné by Jacob Baart de la Faille.

Usage examples of "sorrow".

Thus attended, the hapless mourner entered the place, and, according to the laudable hospitality of England, which is the only country in Christendom where a stranger is not made welcome to the house of God, this amiable creature, emaciated and enfeebled as she was, must have stood in a common passage during the whole service, had not she been perceived by a humane gentlewoman, who, struck with her beauty and dignified air, and melted with sympathy at the ineffable sorrow which was visible in her countenance, opened the pew in which she sat, and accommodated Monimia and her attendant.

Opening its affinity full, projecting a wordless shout of joy and sorrow over a spherical zone thirty astronomical units in radius.

Hast thou plunged thy house in calamity, and will no worthier wish occur to thee, than to leave it to its sorrows and distress, with the aggravating pangs of causing thy afflicting, however blamable self-desertion?

She answered their anxious questions as to just when she would be coming back with a cheerfulness which wholly deceived them, begged them to be good children and do as Nanny told them and not to annoy their papa, and kissed them with a secret sorrow that it might be a long time, perhaps never, before she saw them again.

He dropped to his knees with a moan, the proud antlered head bowed in sorrow.

Although the order which recalled him to court was probably accompanied by some intimation of his approaching greatness, he appeals to the people of Athens to witness his tears of undissembled sorrow, when he was reluctantly torn away from his beloved retirement.

Rapp made the carriage stop for the comfort of his poor little sick heart, which overflowed with bile: in fine, he was obliged to take to bed on arriving at Epernay, while the rest of the amiable party tried to drown their sorrows in champagne.

So that my sorrowing spirites exasperated with an amorous desire and extreame vexation, continually burning in my panting breast, coulde by no meanes bee asswaged, but with supping vp of continuall sobbings, and breathing out of their flying losse.

She began with poetry, recalling in ballades and rondeaux her happiness as a wife and mourning her sorrows as a widow.

I wept out of both, buffeted by pain, guilt and rage, sorrow and betrayal, no longer knowing the nature of the release for which I pleaded.

I was the tallest boy in the eighth grade at Our Lady of the Sorrows they wanted me to go out for basketball, I would not, Father Blau the athletic priest said I avoided wholesome sport to seek out occasions of sin, in addition to the sin of pride, in addition to various other sins carefully enumerated before an interested group of my contemporaries.

Therein I treasure the spice and scent Of rich and passionate memories blent Like odours of cinnamon, sandal and clove, Of song and sorrow and life and love.

Don Camillo was touched, for the Bravo spoke without bitterness, and in deep sorrow.

It is not only that he feels sorrow, deep sorrow, for the dear, good man who has befriended him all his life, and now at the end has treated him like his own son and left him a fortune which to people of our modest bringing up is wealth beyond the dream of avarice, but Jonathan feels it on another account.

Their number was seauen and seauen, so perfectly and sweetely counterfeited with liuelie motions, their vestures whisking vp and flying abroad, that the workman could not be accused of any imperfection, but that one had not a liuely voyce to expresse their mirth, and the other brinish teares to manifest their sorrow: the said daunce was in fashion of two Semicircles, with a seperating partition put betwixt.