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To be, or to become sad, regretful or upset



to feel sorry or sad that something has happened



to feel extremely sad because someone has died



to feel very sad because you cannot be with someone who you love



to feel extremely sad because someone has died, and to express this in public



if your spirits sink, you become sad

feel sorry for someone

to feel sympathy for someone because they are in a difficult or unpleasant situation

upset yourself

to become sad, worried, or angry by thinking about something unpleasant

get down

to start feeling sad or losing hope



if your heart aches, you feel very sad, or very sorry for someone

feel sorry for yourself

to feel sad about your life rather than trying to do things that could make you feel better

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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