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noun
Weeper  n.  
1.
One who weeps; esp., one who sheds tears.
2.
A white band or border worn on the sleeve as a badge of mourning.
3.
(Zool.) The capuchin. See Capuchin, 3 (a).






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"Weeper" Quotes from Famous Books



... blow! Make no parley—stop for no expostulation; Mind not the timid—mind not the weeper or prayer; Mind not the old man beseeching the young man; Let not the child's voice be heard, nor the mother's entreaties; Make even the trestles to shake the dead, where they lie awaiting the hearses, So strong you thump, O terrible ...
— Poems By Walt Whitman • Walt Whitman

... clutching his hair, as he looked down upon the beautiful weeper. "What am I to do with her, over and above all ...
— Westward Ho! • Charles Kingsley

... todt!" (He's dead) says one of the men, beginning to cry. The others settle themselves again to sleep. The weeper goes to ...
— Under Fire - The Story of a Squad • Henri Barbusse

... shaker, squeamer, Blockhead, sluggard, dullard, dreamer, Shirker, shuffler, crawler, creeper, Sniffler, snuffler, wailer, weeper, Earthworm, maggot, tadpole, weevil! Set upon thy course of evil, Lest the King of Spectre-land Set on thee ...
— The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan - The 14 Gilbert And Sullivan Plays • William Schwenk Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

... of the reaper Takes the ears that are hoary; But the voice of the weeper Wails manhood in glory. The autumn winds rushing Waft the leaves that are searest, But our flower was in flushing When blighting ...
— The World's Best Poetry, Volume 3 - Sorrow and Consolation • Various

... tears of blood. They were in suspense divining what it portended, whether that the child would become a great man. They revoked the sentence of death, calling the child Yahuar-huaccac, which means "weeper of blood," in allusion ...
— History of the Incas • Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa

... assumed a frown that was almost a reminder of her brother's, and then the very pride of the Fusiliers broke down. She uttered an inaudible exclamation, drew the weeper firmly into her bosom, and with streaming eyes and choking voice, but yet with majesty, whispered, laying her ...
— The Grandissimes • George Washington Cable

... fine unit of Mecklenburg silk, with silver buttons, I give to the friend who expresses in words the most poignant regret. I hold that tears are more genuine than words, for which reason the best weeper has been preferred, and so has received the velvet suit. Nevertheless, the loudest lamenter is not unworthy; and so I repeat that he shall have the silk suit. If there be none who weep or lament me, I direct that these ...
— The Youth of Jefferson - A Chronicle of College Scrapes at Williamsburg, in Virginia, A.D. 1764 • Anonymous

... The mother who has lost her babe can sympathize with another bereaved mother, as no other person can. The sorrowing widow enters into the bitter experience of another wife bereft of her husband, as no other weeper can. And so it is of other forms of human experience. Then, the occupations of individuals comes in to influence the sympathies. A farmer meets a stranger, and finds, after cultivating his acquaintance, that he ...
— The Bobbin Boy - or, How Nat Got His learning • William M. Thayer

... or comfort came from the sick man's lips. He only drew his arm about the weeper's neck, and held her ...
— True Riches - Or, Wealth Without Wings • T.S. Arthur

... soothed the little weeper until she began to grow calm again, and the sobs were almost hushed, and the ...
— Holidays at Roselands • Martha Finley

... sentimentalism we mean that disposition which makes a luxury of grief, and delights in poring over its own morbid emotions. Cowper's tears are always wrung from him by intense anguish of soul, and never, as is occasionally the case with Rousseau, suggests that the weeper is proud of his excessive tenderness. Nevertheless, it is probably true, as Mr. Lowell says, that Cowper is the nearest congener of Rousseau in our language. The two men, of course, occupy in one respect an analogous literary position. We habitually assign to Cowper an important place—though ...
— Hours in a Library - New Edition, with Additions. Vol. II (of 3) • Leslie Stephen

... come in, Dr. Barnett?" said the discomfited weeper from behind her handkerchief, and with an attempt at dignity, "Excuse me for ...
— Six Girls - A Home Story • Fannie Belle Irving

... take care of them, dear daughter," said Rose, caressing the little weeper, "and we know that He ...
— Elsie's Womanhood • Martha Finley



Words linked to "Weeper" :   lamenter, mourner, bawler, unfortunate, sorrower, weep, griever, blubberer, unfortunate person



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