[Ads-l] grieve, trans. (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Fri Jan 23 15:29:39 UTC 2015


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> OED (8b) has 'To feel or show grief at or for; to regret deeply.
> _poet_.'
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> The cites from 1597 to 1871 are drawn principally from verse.
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> Time to add "8c  To grieve for; mourn."
> 
> The script of this week's _Sleepy Hollow_ employed this usage twice.
> IIRC, one expression was "He's grieving his wife and daughter."
> 
> See, Abigail Adams had found a way to imprison the Revolutionary or
> Early National-era  preincarnation of Jack the Ripper inside a
> painting, but in
> 2015 he gets loose and....
> 
> Well, I won't spoil it for you.  Except to say that the former Chief of
> Police, slain by the Sword of Methusaleh, is now back as a zombie.
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Don't you just hate it when that happens?

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