Origin of lamented
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of lament
Examples from the Web for lamented
“I´m now writing to you from goat heaven,” he lamented on the blog he maintains.
He lamented that, “American politics has often been an arena for angry minds.”
Saban also lamented the fact that Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos purchased the Washington Post.Would Pro-Israel Billionaires Adelson and Saban Really Buy the NYT?|Eli Lake|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“He came out [to Colorado] and played in the primary,” Tancredo lamented.The ‘Stop Chris Christie’ Movement Begins. Good Luck With That.|Olivia Nuzzi|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Republican candidates in states like Georgia and Virginia lamented high poverty rates.
Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and buried him in Ramah, even in his own city.The Bible Story|Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
This was a very short time before the sudden death of this lamented author.Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume VIII (of 20)|Charles Sumner
"But he'll get me by my neck if he can," lamented the dwarf, in despair.The Secret of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
Du Breuil lamented that this object of the spiritual justice and power was no longer to be seen at the abbey of S. Germain.The Churches of Paris|S. Sophia Beale
"Money doesn't do so much, after all, when you come to think of it," lamented Lady Garvington.Red Money|Fergus Hume
Word Origin for lament
"mourned for," 1610, from past participle of lament (v.).
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).