Definitions of grieve

  1.   To occasion grief to; to wound the sensibilities of; to make sorrowful; to cause to suffer; to afflict; to hurt; to try.
  2.   To oppress with grief; afflict.
  3.   To reel grief: to mourn.
  4.   Alt. of Greeve
  5.   To feel grief; to be in pain of mind on account of an evil; to sorrow; to mourn; - often followed by at, for, or over.
  6.   To cause grief or pain of mind to: to make sorrowful: to vex: ( B.) also, to inflict bodily pain.
  7.   To cause pain of mind to; to afflict; to hurt; to mourn or lament.
  8.   To give pain of mind to; to afflict; to make sorrowful; to mourn over.
  9.   To sorrow.
  10.   To sorrow over; as, to grieve one's fate.
  11.   feel grief; eat one's heart out
  12.   To cause to experience grief; afflict mentally.
  13.   To feel grief; mourn.
  14.   To cause grief to; vex.
  15.   To be in sorrow; lament.
  16.   break the heart of; cause to feel sorrow
  17.   To feel grief; to sorrow; to mourn.

Antonyms for grieve

commiserate, make merry, soothe, laugh, console, exult, assure, glory, jubilate, Exuberate, delight, triumph, cheer, reassure, condole with, crow, rejoice, ravish, comfort, beam, joy, solace, sympathize, sympathize with.

Quotes of grieve

  1. For pleasures past I do not grieve nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear. – George Byron
  2. To sigh, yet not recede; to grieve yet not repent. – George Crabbe
  3. When we are reflecting on terrorism we can grieve for many things we do and have done. – Mary Douglas
  4. Grieve not, then, if your sons seem to desert you, but rejoice, rather, seeing the will of God done gladly. – Jim Elliot
  5. Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. – Richard M. Nixon
  6. Since grief only aggravates your loss, grieve not for what is past. – Walker Percy
  7. You know, grieve your wife, this is an impulsive thing and you have no idea the kind of trouble you're getting yourself into it. And of course he doesn't listen to me and he adopts this child. – Oliver Platt
  8. Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen. – Pliny the Elder
  9. To grieve is something extremely difficult, we don't even know how to begin to grieve and I don't know how you can be taught to grieve – Charlotte Rampling
  10. At a family's most difficult time, I want to make sure at a minimum that they have the very basic of comforts: the ability to grieve their loss privately and the knowledge that their country is grateful for their loved one's sacrifice and service. – Dave Reichert
  11. I believe that everyone can appreciate the right of a family to grieve the loss of a loved one in peace, regardless of anyone's position on the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. – Dave Reichert
  12. I believe that the freedom of speech should be protected, but so should a family's right to privacy as they grieve their loss. There is a time and a place for vigorous debate on the War on Terror, but during a family's last goodbye is not it. – Dave Reichert
  13. Don't grieve Anything you lose comes round in another form. – Rumi
  14. Grieve and mourn for yourself not once or twice, but again and again. – Morrie Schwartz
  15. Do not grieve yourself too much for those you hate, nor yet forget them utterly. – Sophocles

Usage examples for grieve

  1. “ " I should grieve very much," she said, " if I did not think you loved me dearly now- there are but few left in the world who do." ” – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  2. And besides- but I do not want to grieve you. ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. My child, my child, don't grieve so! ” – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond
  4. My friend would grieve for't. ” – The Gamester (1753) by Edward Moore Commentator: Charles H. Peake Phillip R. Wikelund
  5. “ " But one cannot grieve for ever. ” – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  6. And why grieve thus, dear bride?" ” – Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen by Alexander Chodsko
  7. “ I grieve to think that only last night I had fully made up my mind to ask you to be my wife! ” – Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis by Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma
  8. “ For months now you grieve because you imagine that I- well, that I am sad. ” – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  9. “ I should like to live, whether I smile or grieve Just to watch the happy life of my green things growing. ” – Text Books of Art Education, Book IV (of 7) by Hugo B. Froehlich Bonnie E. Snow
  10. Yet, I am so sore and weary that it is no wonder if I grieve – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  11. You want her back again, as I do, and grieve that she's so far away. ” – A Question of Marriage by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  12. The queen lifted the dauphin up, set him upon the table, and whispered softly to him, he must not cry, he must not grieve and the child smiled and kissed his mother's hands. ” – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  13. Yet I do not grieve that I hid the thing- it was not mine only; and if ever you knew a good woman, and in dark moments have turned to her, glad that she was yours, think what you would have done for her, how you would have sheltered her against aught that might injure her, against those things women are not made to bear. ” – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  14. Forget all- I shall not grieve – The Fugitive by Rabindranath Tagore
  15. Even Simon Grieve shook his head, and did not like it. ” – The Gold Of Fairnilee by Andrew Lang
  16. Do you really wish to ruin yourself, child, and to grieve your family? ” – The Thirteen by Honore de Balzac
  17. You must not grieve yourself about the little child, because you cannot have known it as I did- but you must let me grieve a little . ” – Watersprings by Arthur Christopher Benson
  18. The dear children would have to be told, but they would not grieve for long. ” – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  19. And yet I grieve for her, and in thinking of her I almost feel as though I were guilty of her death." ” – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope

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