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lament

verb bemoan, bewail, commiserate, feel connern for, feel emotions for, feel for, feel remorse for, feel sennitive to, fret, grieve, grieve for, mourn, mourn for, pine, pity, regret, sympathize
See also: deplore, languish, outcry, plaint, regret, repent
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I could not forbear asking him some questions about those lamentations, which we heard upon our entering into that place.
He indulged, however, in no weak and vain lamentation, but sought to devise a prompt and efficient remedy.
Creeping stealthily and keeping well in the cover of other huts, he approached that from which rose the sounds of lamentation.
Instantly all was explained--the wailing and lamentation, the pleading of the black mother, the sympathetic howling of the shes about the fire.
In all their lamentations soundeth vengeance, in all their eulogies is maleficence; and being judge seemeth to them bliss.
Pride, contempt, defiance, stubbornness, submission, lamentation, succeeded one another; so did varieties of sunken cheek, cadaverous colour, emaciated hands and figures.
Of the Choric part the Parode is the first undivided utterance of the Chorus: the Stasimon is a Choric ode without anapaests or trochaic tetrameters: the Commos is a joint lamentation of Chorus and actors.
There was one shot through the body, who raised a cry of bitter lamentation when came this lull.
Behind trailed the women, uttering strange cries and weird lamentation.
By his side stood a man with a native knife dancing around and singing - all through the place were sounds of wailing and lamentation, and in front of his hut the King was lying, with an empty bottle by his side, drunk and motionless.
Some Frogs frequenting the pool heard his lamentation, and said, "What would you do if you had to live here always as we do, when you make such a fuss about a mere fall into the water?
Those who dream of the banquet, wake to lamentation and sorrow.