verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of lament
Examples from the Web for lament
While many today lament that iPhones and iPads have become almost extra limbs, for Hockney they were a breakthrough for his art.
But by and large, McCain and Kaine didn't so much disagree as lament different topics.
So go the lyrics of the iconic 1970 Joni Mitchell lament, “Big Yellow Taxi.”
But even if you blame the parties equally, or blame the Democrats more, you should lament this: It harms the United States.American Statesmanship Is Depressingly MIA on Border Kids, MH17 & Gaza|Michael Tomasky|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Millions of other Americans will lament they live in cities with strapped budgets that throw piddling BBQs and hand out sparklers.
I wail to a familiar tune, of course, in this lament for the evanescence of human grandeur and the perishable renown of kings.Modern Essays|John Macy
On this they all joined in a cry of wailing and Achilles led them in their lament.The Iliad|Homer
But, sir, it is not to lament the irretrievable that I intrude myself upon your leisure.The Plays of W. E. Henley and R. L. Stevenson|Robert Louis Stevenson
He is now your son-in-law, still in the prime of life, with the business training you lament that you do not possess.The Entailed Hat|George Alfred Townsend
If you grieve and lament because of this, do you think that I am surprised?Four Arthurian Romances|Chretien DeTroyes
Word Origin for lament
mid-15c., back-formation from lamentation or else from Middle French lamenter "to moan, bewail" (14c.) and directly from Latin lamentari, from lamentum (see lamentation). Related: Lamented; lamenting.
1590s, from Middle French lament and directly from Latin lamentum (see lamentation).