sorrow, whose mother passed away when he was very young, was raised on a farm by foster parents.
Into the hands of these men the Southern laborers, white and black, have fallen; and this to their sorrow.
But sorrow is always in context, a part of the story but not its central point.
Its failings today are much worse than the sorrow felt by once-devoted adherents.
Determined, reasonable Alexandra must endure decades of sorrow.
There was an ineffable mingling of love and sorrow on the sweet countenance.
She gazed on his features as he slept; and was left to sorrow alone.
The crimes of his brother at first filled Timoleon with shame and sorrow.
Did all the error and sorrow of her life pass distinctly before her?
He too had his dreams, but they came out of the joy and the sorrow that lay at his back.
Old English sorg "grief, regret, trouble, care, pain, anxiety," from Proto-Germanic *sorg- (cf. Old Saxon sorga, Old Norse sorg, Middle Dutch sorghe, Dutch zorg, Old High German soraga, German sorge, Gothic saurga), perhaps from PIE *swergh- "to worry, be sick" (cf. Sanskrit surksati "cares for," Lithuanian sergu "to be sick," Old Church Slavonic sraga "sickness," Old Irish serg "sickness"). Not connected etymologically with sore (adj.) or sorry.
Old English sorgian, from sorg (see sorrow (n.)). Related: Sorrowed; sorrowing. Cf. Dutch zorgen, German sorgen, Gothic saurgan.
Angry; resentful; irritable (1844+)