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 (sŏr′ō, sôr′ō)
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.]

sor′row·er n.
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But, in the lapse of the toilsome, thoughtful, and self-devoted years that made up Hester's life, the scarlet letter ceased to be a stigma which attracted the world's scorn and bitterness, and became a type of something to be sorrowed over, and looked upon with awe, yet with reverence too.