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Word of the Day: Grief

Aug 26, 2019 | The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day | 0 comments

grief / ɡrēf
1.      deep sadness, often caused by bereavement
A day of grief lasts longer than a month of joy.
Chinese Proverb
2.      a cause for deep suffering
Light griefs can speak, but deeper ones are dumb.
Latin Proverb
3.      trouble
It is a grief to one beggar that there is another at the door.
Dutch Proverb
4.      playful teasing or criticism
He didn’t give me grief over the hours I spent in the studio with pieces of paper. I did not give him grief over the hours he spent hitting golf balls on the fairways and greens.
from ‘Artful Grief: A Diary of Healing’ by Sharon Strouse, ?-

Thank you for including the Dictionary Project in the good work you do in your club.  In my club, we have provided Dictionaries for third-grade students for enough years that now we are having former students help us to present dictionaries each year.  They are often returning to the same classrooms that they were third-grade students.  Teachers plead every year for us to NEVER quit this valuable project.  They tell us that students NEED paper books to learn to read, to learn to do research and to do independent study.  Please send me pictures of your presentations and tell me about your visits to the schools to give dictionaries to the students. To be included in our newsletter you can send me your stories at

By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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