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n. Chiefly British
Variant of dolor.


(ˈdɒlə) or


poetic grief or sorrow
[C14: from Latin, from dolēre to grieve]
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Noun1.dolour - (poetry) painful grief
poesy, poetry, verse - literature in metrical form
brokenheartedness, grief, heartache, heartbreak - intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)
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A Requiem Mass will be offered at the Servite Church of Our Lady of Dolours, Kersal on Friday 16th February at 10.
Yesterday, Sunday, he attended the traditional Gibraltar Day mass at Our Lady of Dolours Servite church in Fulham after which he hosted a small reception at Fulham Palace.
Broulee Primary School, Our Lady of Dolours Primary School Mitchelton), while large K-12 schools with enrolments of 1,000 and more (e.
But that was dealt a blow in 2013 when detectives investigating mother-of-10 Jean McConville's abduction and murder secured the transcripts of ex-IRA woman Dolours Price's account.
He was ordained a priest on 21 December 1951 at Seven Dolours Church, Tindivanam, Pondicherry by Archbishop Auguste-Simeon Colas, MEP, the then Archbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore.
Former IRA members Brendan Hughes and Dolours Price, both now dead, claimed in the tapes Mr Adams had a role in ordering the murder of Mrs McConville in 1972.
Prior to her death last year, Old Bailey bomber Dolours Price made further allegations separate to the Boston College project, saying Adams gave the orders -- and again he rejected the claims.
One of her abductors, Dolours Price, claimed before her death last year that she carried out the kidnapping on the orders of Adams.
McGlinchy and her late sister Dolours were previously jailed and is sent mo as w o for their roles in a car bomb for in a attack on the attack Bailey in 1973.
The Northern Irish police's case for the subpoenas stems from an interview the project had with Dolours Price, a former IRA member known for her involvement in a 1973 car bombing in central London at the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales.
Boston College must give police the recordings by its researchers of talks with Dolours Price by next month, after an appeals court rejected an effort to stop their release - requested by the UK Government.