Sentence Examples with the word mourner

Ethel was standing by the window, handkerchief in hand, looking like an Indian mourner at her husband's pyre.

Any one of these can pass on its sacred quality to other persons and objects (as a corpse defiles the mourner and his clothes), nay to actions, places and times as well (as a corpse will likewise cause work to be tabooed, ground to be set apart, a holy season to be observed).