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 Meanings and Examples of LAMENT
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lament
 v.  grieve; express sorrow; regret deeply
Classic Sentence: (95 in 7 pages)
1  There was a queer smile about Mr. Brooke's mouth as he opened at poor Mary's lament.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
2  And Mr. Brooke looked so contented and cheerful that Meg was ashamed to lament her hard lot.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
3  The fever flush and the look of pain were gone, and the beloved little face looked so pale and peaceful in its utter repose that Jo felt no desire to weep or to lament.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
4  After breakfast, the girls walked to Meryton to inquire if Mr. Wickham were returned, and to lament over his absence from the Netherfield ball.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
5  For himself, he grew desperate: his sorrow was of that kind that will not lament.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
6  "But it is only the Wetheralls and Carry," she resumed, with a fresh note of lament.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
7  With loud lament the parents saw their child borne out of sight over the wide waters.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. Nantucket.
8  Jimmy, I sat right down on that bank beside her and made lament.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 4. The Pioneer Woman's Story: III
9  I have no father to expect me, and but few friends to lament a fate which I have courted with the insatiable longings of youth after distinction.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
10  'The path of my departure was free,' and there was none to lament my annihilation.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
11  You throw a torch into a pile of buildings, and when they are consumed, you sit among the ruins and lament the fall.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
12  I take off my ring, I wear my worst clothes, I use no bear's grease, and I frequently lament over the late Miss Larkins's faded flower.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT
13  I mean to be too rich to lament or to feel anything of the sort.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
14  It was bad, very bad in me against such a creature; but I did not know her then; and she shall have no reason to lament the hour that first put it into my head.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
15  To talk over the dreadful business with Fanny, talk and lament, was all Lady Bertram's consolation.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
Example Sentence:
1  He composed a lament to the dead soldier.
2  Ken began to lament the death of his only son.
3  Even advocates of the war lament the loss of so many lives in combat.
4  We lamented over our bad luck.
5  The nation lamented the death of its great war leader.
6  It is lamentable that the officer failed to deal with the situation.
7  He found the doleful lamentations of the bereaved family emotionally disturbing and he left as quickly as he could.
8  For all the lamentations that schools do not teach the game, it is still played in some areas.
9  She's always lamenting the lack of sports facilities in town.
10  The poem opens by lamenting the death of a young man.
11  With even Mr. Maduro lamenting the tragedy during a speech on national TV, the young woman's death has resonated in part because she was a pageant winner in a country that has long prized its production of more Miss Universe winners than any other country.
12  Through the total fading away and extinction of craving, decay and death, sorrow, lamentation, suffering, grief, and despair are extinguished.