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la·ment

 (lə-mĕnt′)
v. la·ment·ed, la·ment·ing, la·ments
v.tr.
1. To express grief for or about; mourn: lament a death.
2. To regret deeply; deplore: He lamented his thoughtless acts.
v.intr.
1. To grieve audibly; wail.
2. To express sorrow or regret. See Synonyms at grieve.
n.
1. A feeling or expression of grief; a lamentation.
2. A song or poem expressing deep grief or mourning.

[Middle English lementen, from Old French lamenter, from Latin lāmentārī, from lāmentum, lament.]

la·ment′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lamenter - a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)lamenter - a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)
unfortunate, unfortunate person - a person who suffers misfortune
pallbearer, bearer - one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral
wailer - a mourner who utters long loud high-pitched cries
weeper - a hired mourner
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Plutot que de se lamenter devant la deception provoquee par l'idee de determinismes sociaux, il faudrait tout d'abord chercher a savoir si ceux-ci existent ou s'ils ne sont que de pures vues de l'esprit.
Sometimes I will see whether the lamenter has an interest in unpacking the issue.
Plutot que de se lamenter, et conscient du vitalisme ambiant, il est temps de mettre en reuvre un nouveau Discours de la methode qui soit un eclai- rage retrospectif.
A]u coeur de la tombe, au seuil de l'abime, au dernier instant de leur vie, au lieu de se lamenter, au lieu de pleurer sur leurs jeunes vies perdues--des etres humains font entendre un chant
Le mal est fait et il ne sert a rien de continuer a se lamenter.
Mine soucieuse, soupirs coupes, coeur exuberant de melancolie, elle est venue se lamenter d'une vie qui s'est muee en un insoutenable calvaire lorsque sept ans auparavant six proprietaires de huileries batissaient une decharge collective de margines jouxtant sa maison.
De l'autre, ils sont nombreux a se lamenter des problemes que cette grande invention leur cause dans leurs relations avec la toile mondiale.
1) The latter was originally a professional lamenter, who joined in the course of history the cult of Istar, and eventually became one of the goddess's most notable attendants.
Their topics include seduced by method: history and Jeremiah 20, bare-naked: a gender analysis of the naked body in Jeremiah 13, figuration in Jeremiah's confessions with questions for Isaiah's servant, first-person figurations of servant and suffering in Isaiah and Jeremiah, prophetic sign acts as performances, and a synoptic reading of Jeremiah the lamenter.
In the special realm of the Corsican funeral ritual gender roles are reversed, and the eloquent female lamenter holds forth while men can only listen.
Kortner, "Une raison pour feter et non se lamenter," pp.
But if we have a lament, we must have a lamenter, a fact that at least carries with it the idea of a future beyond immediate grief.