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sorrow

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈsɒr.əʊ/ us    /ˈsɔːr.oʊ/ formal
C2 (a cause of) a feeling of great sadness: The sorrow she felt over/at the death of her husband was almost too much to bear. The sorrows of her earlier years gave way to joy in later life.

sorrow

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /ˈsɒr.əʊ/ us    /ˈsɔːr.oʊ/ formal
to feel great sadness: For years she sorrowed over her missing son.
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