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1. Mental suffering caused by loss, disappointment, or misfortune, or an instance of this: tried to assuage her sorrows. See Synonyms at regret.
2. A source or cause of sorrow; a misfortune: "I must struggle through my sorrows and difficulties as I can" (Jane Austen).
3. Expression of sorrow, or an instance of this: I listened to his sorrows.
intr.v. sor·rowed, sor·row·ing, sor·rows
To feel or express sorrow. See Synonyms at grieve.
[Middle English sorwe, from Old English sorg.]
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