Grieve vs Dolorous - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between grieve and dolorous
is that grieve
is while dolorous
is solemnly or ponderously sad.
From the conjugated forms of (etyl) .
To cause sorrow or distress to.
* Bible, Eph. iv. 30
- Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God.
To feel very sad about; to mourn; to sorrow for.
- The maidens grieved themselves at my concern.
To experience grief.
(archaic) To harm.
To submit or file a grievance.
* 2009 D'Amico, Rob , Editor, Texas Teacher , published by Texas AFT (affiliate of American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO); "Austin classified employees gain due process rights", April 2009, p14:
- to grieve one's fate
- Even if the executive director rules against the employee on appeal, the employee can still grieve the termination to the superintendent followed by an appeal to the [...] Board of Trustees.
From (etyl) .
(obsolete) A governor of a town or province.
(chiefly, Scotland) A manager or steward, e.g. of a farm.
* Sir Walter Scott
- Their children were horsewhipped by the grieve .
Solemnly or ponderously sad.
* 1596 , , The Faerie Queene , Book 5, Canto 4:
- Through dolorous despaire, which she conceyved,
- Into the Sea her selfe did headlong throw,
* 1645 , , "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity", stanza 14:
- Thinking to have her griefe by death bereaved.
- . . . Hell itself will pass away,
* 1859 , , A Tale of Two Cities , ch. 30:
- And leave her dolorous mansions to the peering day.
* 2001 June 24, Stefan Kanfer, "
- From this prison here of horror, whence I every hour tend nearer and nearer to destruction, I send you . . . the assurance of my dolorous and unhappy service.
Author, Teacher, Witness," Time :
- As World War II came to a close, the gaunt and dolorous child was liberated at yet another death camp, Buchenwald.