01. The entire nation [mourned] the deaths of those killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001.
02. We heard a [mournful] sound coming from the old haunted house.
03. The old women were in [mourning], and were dressed completely in black.
04. He still [mourned] the loss of his old dog even 10 years after its death.
05. Gwen still [mourns] the death of her brother.
06. The little boy stood [mournfully] at the door waving good-bye as his father left.
07. Anger, denial, sadness and confusion are all part of the [mourning] process.
08. The President has called for a day of [mourning] to honor those killed in the worst train accident in the country's history.
09. Yousef's mother died while he was out of the country and no one told him, so when he finally went back home two years later and found out, he had to go through the process of [mourning] her death all alone because the rest of his family had already gone through it.
10. Thousands of people turned out on the streets of Ottawa to [mourn] the death of Pierre Elliot Trudeau.
11. I went to the funeral to [mourn] the loss of my friend.
12. The period of [mourning] in my country generally lasts about 10 days.
13. General George Patton once said that it is foolish and wrong to [mourn] the men who died; rather, we should thank God that such men lived.
14. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, "Look not [mournfully] into the past. It comes not back again."
15. There is a Saudi Arabian proverb which states that when you die, your sister's tears will dry as time goes on, your widow's tears will end in another's arms, but your mother will [mourn] you until the day she dies.
16. The only thing that is missing at the rich man's funeral is [mourners].
17. At funerals in ancient China, when the lid of the coffin was closed, [mourners] took a few steps backward to keep their shadows from getting caught in the box.
18. The color preference for clothes of [mourning] in India is brown, which symbolizes withered leaves.
19. Robert Burns wrote: "Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands [mourn]!"
20. In Korea and China, white is the color of [mourning], rather than black.
21. On August 17, 1977, more than 75,000 [mourning] fans attempted to visit the funeral of Elvis Presley at his home in Graceland.
22. Death is not normally a time for [mourning] in Madagascar.
23. When a Somali woman's husband dies, she must remain in [mourning] for four months and ten days.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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