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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:
Adj.1.lamenting - vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expressionlamenting - vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression; "lamenting sinners"; "wailing mourners"; "the wailing wind"; "wailful bagpipes"; "tangle her desires with wailful sonnets"- Shakespeare
sorrowful - experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13
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Our kind neighbours lamented that she, once so exalted in wealth and station, should be reduced to such extremity in her time of sorrow; but I am persuaded that she would have suffered thrice as much had she been left in affluence, with liberty to remain in that house, the scene of her early happiness and late affliction, and no stern necessity to prevent her from incessantly brooding over and lamenting her bereavement.
And blowing his eyes upon his handkerchief, he walked away lamenting.
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(10) Further references in the medieval Irish sources--ranging from Old Irish penitentials naming penances for women who performed the lament, to dramatic literary accounts of slain heroes--present women, mortal and otherworldly, as keening and lamenting the deceased.
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