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Definition of lamentable:

  1. To be lamented; deserving sorrow; expressing sorrow; mournful; miserable; pitiful.

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This graph shows how "lamentable" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for lamentable:

  1. He dreaded every interruption and delay that detained him at Woolridge's, every chance encounter that kept him from that lamentable place where he feared and yet desired to be.
  2. At the sight of this he fell to wringing his hands and crying out with a lamentable tone; None was so unfortunate as poor Simon.
  3. And Ranny's case was lamentable that winter, after he had paid for his suit.

Quotes for lamentable:

  1. The accumulation of personal wealth and the extension of commercial transactions have developed a great and lamentable increase in certain classes of crimes, while the improvements in transport have largely facilitated the escape of fugitive criminals. - Edward Blake
  2. To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread. - Charles Caleb Colton
  3. Despite this lamentable lack of balance in our education I do not believe that either children or adults in my country are permeated by a widespread hostility to Germany. - Douglas Hurd
  4. Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment. - George Santayana
  5. It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind. - Voltaire

Rhymes for lamentable:

  1. augmentable, presentable, preventable.
  2. rentable.
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