But even as this book celebrates these women and their work, it is also a lamentation for a life on its way out.
Through the dark, cold winter, the walls on Muhammad Mahmoud erupted into huge images of celebration, lamentation, and commentary.
Not pleasant, but painful is this doubt shooting through the soul, and keeping it in distress and often in lamentation.
But at Amara, where they found things little better, there was some lamentation.
The news of his death filled all Achæa with lamentation and thirst for revenge.
In the meanwhile, Mother Michel had passed the night in lamentation.
What could she say to him when he should repeat to her, as he would be sure to do, his lamentation as to her future poverty?
The land was filled with lamentation, for there was no North, no South, in this sorrow.
Whereupon the woebegone Mrs. Fry lifted her head and her voice in lamentation.
When she had learned the full account of the charges, she burst out into lamentation.
late 14c., from Old French lamentacion and directly from Latin lamentationem (nominative lamentatio) "wailing, moaning, weeping," noun of action from past participle stem of lamentari "to wail, moan, weep, lament," from lamentum "a wailing," from PIE root *la- "to shout, cry," probably ultimately imitative. Replaced Old English cwiþan.
(Heb. qinah), an elegy or dirge. The first example of this form of poetry is the lament of David over Saul and Jonathan (2 Sam. 1:17-27). It was a frequent accompaniment of mourning (Amos 8:10). In 2 Sam. 3:33, 34 is recorded David's lament over Abner. Prophecy sometimes took the form of a lament when it predicted calamity (Ezek. 27:2, 32; 28:12; 32:2, 16).