Origin of lamentable
Examples from the Web for lamentable
I find it lamentable that Peter has compromised his journalistic integrity through such false claims.Peter Beinart’s Bias Against Me, Cory Booker, and Israel|Rabbi Shmuley Boteach|June 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The very fact Gen. Forest's name is still on a park in the 21st century in a city such as Memphis is lamentable.
I am actually—hold on to your hats—going to South Carolina, of all lamentable places, on a vacation soon.
It would be lamentable indeed if such prudery moved us to a two-tiered, gender-segregated system of medical care.
Newt Gingrich faults big government for the lamentable absence of manned stations on the moon.
Thus did they avoid being entrapped into negotiations which could only prove the most lamentable of comedies.History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete|John Lothrop Motley
Without food and drinking water their condition was lamentable.The Johnstown Horror|James Herbert Walker
Lamentable errors like this occurred in various parts of the country at this time.Ten years in the ranks, U.S. army|Augustus Meyers
The way to the lake was marked by fresh and lamentable tokens of the sufferings of slaves.The Personal Life Of David Livingstone|William Garden Blaikie
It was a lamentable series of bottomless pockets, socks full of holes, and shirts without buttons.Ten Tales|Franois Coppe
c.1400, from Middle French lamentable and directly from Latin lamentabilis "full of sorrow, mournful, lamentable," from lamentari "to lament" (see lamentation). Related: Lamentably.