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grieve

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Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.
James Joyce
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English

Pronunciation

  • (RP) & US: IPA: /griːv/

Etymology 1

From Old English grœfa

Noun

Singular
grieve

Plural
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  1. A governor of a town or province.
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Etymology 2

From Old French grever "to burden", from Latin gravare, from gravis "grave" (adjective).

Verb

Infinitive
to grieve

Third person singular
griev

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to grieve (third-person singular simple present griev, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To cause sorrow or distress.
  2. (transitive) To feel very sad about; to mourn; to sorrow for.
  3. (intransitive) To experience grief.
  4. (transitive) (archaic) To harm.
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