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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bereaved, bereft, grief-stricken, grieving, mourning(a), sorrowing(a)adjective

    sorrowful through loss or deprivation

    "bereft of hope"


  1. grievingnoun

    An act or instance of grieving.


  1. grieving

    Grieving is the emotional, psychological, and physical response to the loss of someone or something significant. This process involves feelings such as sadness, anger, guilt, and despair, and it often includes reflecting upon or longing for the individual or object that has been lost. Grieving is a normal and natural aspect of life that varies significantly among different individuals and cultures. It includes various stages such as shock, denial, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grieving

    of Grieve

  2. Grievingadjective

    sad; sorrowful; causing grief

  3. Grievingnoun

    the act of causing grief; the state of being grieved

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grieving in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grieving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of grieving in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin Crump:

    He listened, heard their pain, and shared in their woe, that compassion meant the world to this grieving family.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    I know how many people, family members, loved ones, friends are still grieving, we will be with you as you rebuild your lives … because we ca n’t ever let that kind of hatred and violence break the spirit, break the soul of any place in America.

  3. Adam Faber:

    This proposed settlement will bring the county's involvement with this lawsuit to a close, as always, litigation settlements are made with risk management principles in mind. We recognize that the family and friends of Manuel Ellis are grieving, and we hope this settlement will give them some measure of closure.

  4. Southwest Airlines:

    I asked flight attendants if we could be seated together but they told us we'd each have to take a middle seat, so with their permission I asked other passengers if they would kindly move so we could be together, especially as my daughter was grieving, and they did. People are nice.

  5. Kim Reynolds:

    I spoke with Mollie's family and passed on the heartfelt condolences of a grieving state, i shared with them my hope that they can find comfort knowing that God does not leave us to suffer alone. Even in our darkest moments, He will comfort and heal our broken hearts.

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