SAW Publishing’s Word of the Week (WOW) program is a vocabulary supplement built around hymns and Bible verses. Each lesson contains a Webster’s 1828 Dictionary definition, Scripture reference, and examples that encourage students to use new vocabulary in daily life. To find out more about the program, see our post entitled Boost Your Student’s Vocabulary with our FREE Word of the Week. To receive the FREE Word of the Week lesson the Monday before it is posted, sign up for the WOW email below.
Word of the Week Lesson #5
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Abridged from Webster’s 1828 Dictionary
GRIEVE, verb transitive
to make sorrowful; to displease; to cause to mourn
Webster’s 1828 Full Definition
GRIEVE, verb transitive
[Latin gravo, from gravis.]
- To give pain of mind to; to afflict; to wound the feelings. Nothing grieves a parent like the concuct of a profligate child.
- To afflict; to inflict pain on.
For he doth not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men. Lamentations 3:33.
- To make sorrowful; to excite regret in.
- To offend; to displease; to provoke.
Grieve not the holy Spirit of God. Ephesians 4:30.
GRIEVE, verb intransitive
- To feel pain of mind or heart; to be in pain on account of an evil; to sorrow; to mourn. We grieve at the loss of friends or property. We grieve at the misfortunes of others. We grieve for our own misfortunes, follies and vices, as well as for those of our children. It is followed by at or for.
“And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” Ephesians 4:30 (KJV)
“O give us hearts to love like Thee!
Like Thee, O Lord, to grieve
Far more for others’ sins than all
The wrongs that we receive.”
– Edward Denny (1796-1889), What Grace, O Lord, And Beauty Shone
All hymn texts are taken from Cyber Hymnal
Examples From Daily Life
“Oh, this rain!” cried Robyn, looking up at the morning sky. “We’ll all be grieved if we miss our hike!”
“If we can’t go, we can’t go,” said Philip sensibly, although he took one more look at the laden skies. “Come into the tent, and we’ll play Go Fish. There’s no point in grieving over what can’t be helped.”
“That’s the right attitude,” said Mr. Gravesend, as he searched in one of the knapsacks. “I’m sorry we can’t hike today, but it would have grieved me more if you children had been grumpy. As it is, perhaps we can work on a special project I brought . . .”
Printable Image With Short Definition and Memory Verse
Can you spot the previous WOW word used in this post? The answer will appear at the bottom of next week’s WOW lesson.
Answer To Last Week’s Bonus Activity
Students answers will vary. Some examples of steadfast objects might include the canoe in the water, large rocks or trees, islands, lighthouses or even a beaver dam that the Gravesends might have passed. For older students, encourage more figurative examples such a soaring eagle, the sun shining steadily all day long, or a waterfall cascading continually over the same place.
How To Sign Up
Each week’s WOW lesson will be available on the Sheep Among Wolves blog on Friday morning.
If you would prefer to receive the lessons by email, you can sign up below to have each new lesson delivered on the Monday before it’s posted. This gives you time to print out the sheet, and have it ready for the next week, as well as making sure you don’t miss any posts. Email signup will include a high resolution copy of the image for those who wish to print it out in poster form. Concerned that you have missed the start of our program? Don’t worry, all emails contain links to previous lessons. No matter when you sign up, you will receive access to all lessons from the Word of the Week program.
For more information on the WOW program see our introductory post:
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