Definitions of grieve

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

Usage examples for grieve

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Even Simon Grieve shook his head, and did not like it. – The Gold Of Fairnilee by Andrew Lang
  4. For months now you grieve because you imagine that I- well, that I am sad. – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  5. 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
  6. My friend would grieve for't. – The Gamester (1753) by Edward Moore Commentator: Charles H. Peake Phillip R. Wikelund
  7. " But one cannot grieve for ever. – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  8. My child, my child, don't grieve so! – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond
  9. Do you really wish to ruin yourself, child, and to grieve your family? – The Thirteen by Honore de Balzac
  10. And besides- but I do not want to grieve you. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Forget all- I shall not grieve. – The Fugitive by Rabindranath Tagore
  14. The dear children would have to be told, but they would not grieve for long. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  15. And why grieve thus, dear bride?" – Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen by Alexander Chodsko
  16. 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
  17. " 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
  18. 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
  19. 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