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Mourn

mourn

1. To express or to feel grief or sorrow; to grieve; to be sorrowful; to lament; to be in a state of grief or sadness. Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. (gen. Xxiii. 2)

2. To wear the customary garb of a mourner. We mourn in black; why mourn we not in blood? (Shak) Grieve for an hour, perhaps, then mourn a year. (pope)

Origin: AS. Murnan; akin to OS. Mornian, OHG. Mornen, Goth. Maornan.


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A Monkey's Uncle

... The Passenger pigeon only bred in huge flocks and there were none of those left anymore. The whole niche was collapsing. I don’t think we need to mourn their passing other than a sense of guilt over our part in their extinction. Can you imagine what they would have done to our crops and what would ...

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Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:46 am
 
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A Monkey's Uncle

... The Passenger pigeon only bred in huge flocks and there were none of those left anymore. The whole niche was collapsing. I don’t think we need to mourn their passing other than a sense of guilt over our part in their extinction. Can you imagine what they would have done to our crops and what would ...

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by JDavidE
Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:39 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A Monkey's Uncle
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