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 for sorrow
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sorrow \Sor"row\, n. [OE. sorwe, sorewe, sor?e, AS. sorg, sorh;
     akin to D. zorg care, anxiety, OS. sorga, OHG. sorga, soraga,
     suorga, G. sorge, Icel., Sw., & Dan. sorg, Goth. sa['u]rga;
     of unknown origin.]
     The uneasiness or pain of mind which is produced by the loss
     of any good, real or supposed, or by diseappointment in the
     expectation of good; grief at having suffered or occasioned
     evil; regret; unhappiness; sadness. --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]
           How great a sorrow suffereth now Arcite! --Chaucer.
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           The safe and general antidote against sorrow is
           employment.                              --Rambler.
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     Syn: Grief; unhappiness; regret; sadness; heaviness;
          mourning; affliction. See Affliction, and Grief.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sorrow \Sor"row\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sorrowed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Sorrowing.] [OE. sorowen, sorwen, sorhen, AS. sorgian;
     akin to Goth. sa['u]rgan. See Sorrow, n.]
     To feel pain of mind in consequence of evil experienced,
     feared, or done; to grieve; to be sad; to be sorry.
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           Sorrowing most of all . . . that they should see his
           face no more.                            --Acts xx. 38.
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           I desire no man to sorrow for me.        --Sir J.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or
           bereavement; "he tried to express his sorrow at her loss"
           [ant: joy, joyfulness, joyousness]
      2: sadness associated with some wrong done or some
         disappointment; "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a
         note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him
         the game" [syn: sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulness]
      3: something that causes great unhappiness; "her death was a
         great grief to John" [syn: grief, sorrow]
      4: the state of being sad; "she tired of his perpetual sadness"
         [syn: sadness, sorrow, sorrowfulness]
      v 1: feel grief [syn: grieve, sorrow]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  140 Moby Thesaurus words for "sorrow":
     ache, adversity, afflict, affliction, aggrieve, agonize, agony,
     anguish, apologies, attrition, ayenbite of inwit, bad luck, bemoan,
     bemoaning, bewail, bewailing, bitter cup, bitter draft,
     bitter draught, bitter pill, bitterness, bleed, break down,
     bring to tears, brood over, burden, burden of care,
     cankerworm of care, care, cares, carking care, contriteness,
     contrition, cross, crown of thorns, crush, curse, cut up,
     dejection, deplore, depression, desolate, desolateness, desolation,
     dirge, discomfort, dismay, distress, dole, dolor, draw tears,
     elegize, embitter, encumbrance, fret, gall, gall and wormwood,
     give sorrow words, grief, grievance, grieve, grieving, groan,
     hard luck, hardship, heartache, heartbreak, heartfelt grief,
     heartgrief, howling, infliction, inundate, keen, keening, knell,
     lament, lamentation, lamenting, languishment, load, melancholy,
     misery, misfortune, moan, moaning, mope, mourn, mourning, oppress,
     oppression, overwhelm, pack of troubles, pain, peck of troubles,
     pine, pine away, pining, pressure, prostrate, prostration, regret,
     regretfulness, regrets, regretting, remorse, remorse of conscience,
     remorsefulness, repine, repining, rue, sadness, sea of troubles,
     shame, shamefacedness, shamefastness, shamefulness, sigh,
     sing the blues, sob, sorriness, sorrowfulness, sorrowing, strain,
     suffering, take on, thorn, torment, travail, trial, tribulation,
     trouble, ululation, unhappiness, wailing, waters of bitterness,
     weep over, weight, wistfulness, woe, wretchedness

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