verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of lament
Examples from the Web for lamenting
Early in 2013, Allison Janney was lamenting her inability to find another TV series job.Allison Janney’s Incredible ‘Double O’ and That ‘Masters of Sex’ Love Scene|Jason Lynch|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
CW-1 recorded Bonventre lamenting the problems of getting gamblers to make good on their losses in this post-Goodfellas world.A Goodfellas Sequel: A True-Life Lufthansa Figure Comes to Court|Michael Daly|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I had the ultimate trust in him,” said Ladd lamenting the death of Ivie, 30.
At this point, commentators are already beginning to talk about her imminent walk-off, lamenting the lost American gold.
Democrats are lamenting the dead and asking: what else can we do?The U.S. Military Should Hand Out Qurans in Afghanistan as a Good-Will Gesture|Richard Miniter|March 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
If an Officer was put in arrest, you took to lamenting about him.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VIII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
I steered about the sea, lamenting that the homesteads of men were changed into mud.Chaldea|Znade A. Ragozin
The girl was awake, crying and lamenting, and Wetzel had great ado to keep her lover from firing at once upon the Indians.Stories Of Ohio|William Dean Howells
The night preceding he heard his wife, Calphur'nia, lamenting in her sleep.Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome|Oliver Goldsmith
Bhima's daughter wept, lamenting her fate, and related all that had befallen her, but did not reveal who she was.Indian Myth and Legend|Donald Alexander Mackenzie
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).