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Definitions of lament

  1. To grieve; to express sorrow; to regret deeply. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To sorrow for; mourn; bewail. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To mourn for; to bemoan; to bewail. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To mourn for; as, to lament a friend. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To mourn for: to deplore. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To express or feel sorrow; to weep or wail; to mourn. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Grief or sorrow expressed in complaints or cries; lamentation; a wailing; a moaning; a weeping. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. An elegy or mournful ballad, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To bewail; to mourn for; to deplore. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To mourn; to grieve; to weep or wail; to bewail; to mourn for. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. a mournful poem; a lament for the dead Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. regret strongly; "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. express grief verbally; "we lamented the death of the child" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. An expression of sorrow. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Sorrow expressed in cries: an elegy or mournful ballad. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. To bewail; mourn. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. The expression of grief; lamentation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Sorrow expressed in complaints; an elegy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for lament

  1. Here we lament the ornament of our country, there they mourn the death of him who delighted the human race. – Precaution by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. No, I lament not, though these leaves may fall From the sered branches on the desert plain, Mock'd by the idle winds that waft; and all Life's blooms, its last, in vain! – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
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