verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of lament
OTHER WORDS FROM lamentla·ment·er, nounla·ment·ing·ly, adverb
Words nearby lament
Example sentences from the Web for lament
It’s a true elegy, a lament for the dead, a yearning for the lost.
After nearly a year of working from home, the difficulty in finding ways to connect with peers and lament workplace issues is getting to some creatives.It’s tough ‘to know your worth’: Confessions of a creative feeling adrift without a mentor|Kristina Monllos|February 19, 2021|Digiday
When things inevitably begin to get heavy, there are no emotional outbursts, no histrionic laments, no ugly crying.Firth, Tucci face tragedy with restraint in ‘Supernova’|John Paul King|January 26, 2021|Washington Blade
All we have is a lament for another child our city has lost.This D.C. baby’s mother was charged with her death. But nothing is solved.|Petula Dvorak|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
Over the years, his encyclopedic knowledge of the decline—or, more charitably, the evolution—of American industry has crystallized into a kind of lament about the shifting character of the US economy.
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.”
And yet the voices we hear over the footage of school closures lament the potential loss of … football.Two New Films Preach Our Nation’s Corrosive Gridiron Gospel|Steve Almond|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
And her gates shall lament and mourn, and she shall sit desolate on the ground.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Ethel hesitated a little, and presently answered, "I don't think it can be right to lament for our own sakes so much, is it?"The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
Hence also the word was particularly used to signify any complaint or lament, or a chant at the burial-service.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
Profitable trade was their one aim and the extravagances of their servants and apprentices their increasing lament.The Story of Moscow|Wirt Gerrare
His glowing eyes and the half-choked voice in which he concluded gave an authentic stamp to his lament and pronouncement.A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson