a book of the Old Testament, traditionally ascribed to the prophet Jeremiah, lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem
a musical setting of these poems
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How to use Lamentations in a sentence
Well, I think these Lamentations have been happening since probably the turn of the century.My Lunch with Marisa Tomei: The Actress on ‘The Realistic Joneses,’ ‘Girls,’ and de Blasio’s NYC | Marlow Stern | April 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On the Ninth of Av, when the congregation gathers to read the scroll of Lamentations, people do not greet each other.
And those of us reared on MTV, for all the Lamentations about our laziness and our sense of entitlement, are just about grown up.
To get rid of our Lamentations, the captain launched out in praises of the charming little town, and had us conveyed to land.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
Now they sunk back upon their pillows in despair, and Lamentations and wailings filled the prison.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
Under this passion of tears, Lamentations, and maledictions Don Juan remains unmoved; he has done what he has wished.Charles Baudelaire, His Life | Thophile Gautier
Bitter were the Lamentations of the king for the friend of his childhood, but his grief did not show itself only in weeping.The Animal Story Book | Various
Abdullah did so, whereupon the ladies set up a series of piercing shrieks and Lamentations.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks | Bracebridge Hemyng