[ US /ɫəˈmɛnt/ ]
[ UK /lɐmˈɛnt/ ]
  1. a mournful poem; a lament for the dead
  2. a cry of sorrow and grief
    their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward
  3. a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
  1. regret strongly
    I deplore this hostile action
    we lamented the loss of benefits
  2. express grief verbally
    we lamented the death of the child
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How To Use lament In A Sentence

  • Assuming that 15 pound breaking strain line is used, an angler using monofilament might have to use a six or eight ounce sinker and use a 20 lb class rod to carry that sinker weight.
  • And having left the Broncos a couple of seasons back, next year he is returning to the Broncos, and his departure will be unlamented in Roosters territory.
  • I leaned a minute against a Corinthian column; I lamented that no pontiff arrived with victims and aruspices, of whom I might inquire, what, in the name of birds and garbage, put me so terribly out of humour! for you must know I was very near being disappointed, and began to think Piranesi and Paolo Panini had been a great deal too colossal in their view of this venerable structure. Dreams Waking Thoughts and Incidents
  • Pasolini clearly did not intend Salò as a late work, much as Mozart did not design his requiem as adumbrative lament.
  • The hostage-takers Bowden spoke with expressed little regret at their seizure of the embassy, but most, like Mirdamadi, lamented the role they played in cementing the repressive rule of the clerics. Into the Den of Spies
  • Describing the species as "cocooned", Ferguson then lamented the present day "look at me" culture. Sir Alex Ferguson: I'm in no mood for retiring at Manchester United
  • Last week I lamented the lack of tries in our now defence-dominated game, what with the accent on specialist prevention coaching.
  • In experiments that test the effect of actin, cells were incubated for 30 min before experiments in medium containing 20 M cytochalasin D to disrupt actin filaments.
  • It communicates with the oculomotor, the trochlear, the ophthalmic and the abducent nerves, and with the ciliary ganglion, and distributes filaments to the wall of the internal carotid artery. IX. Neurology. 7a. The Cephalic Portion of the Sympathetic System
  • On myself, I use small monofilament fishing line and slip a half-hitch up close to the skin. What is the best way to remove a tick?
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