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To mourn: To feel grief or regret for a death.
Mourning: An expression of sorrow for someone that has died.
Example: We spent much of the morning mourning.
Mourning in the news
Another month, another terrorist attack:
In Paris, 130 dead and 300 injured on the evening of 11/13/2015 led to a worldwide period of mourning.
The victims were guilty of crimes such as drinking, listening to music, eating, watching football, living.
Classic Mourning Traditions
Viking funeral: Put corpse on boat, then set both on fire. Requires: boat, cadaver, vikings.
Wear black: It’s timeless, tragic and slimming.
Drink: En vino, forgetfullness.
Alternative Mourning Options
Launch a missile: That’s your answer to everything.
Light a candle: Better than a rocket.
Hug your neighbor, and wish them a good mo(u)rning.