Lament is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of lament, followed by 34 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a mournful poem; a lament for the dead
EXAMPLES - Lament in a Sentence
- The common leftist lament is that they can't be heard. (source)
- My only lament is now you're going to get into basketball. (source)
- Her lament is the lament for the corn that grows not in the ear. (source)
- a melancholy kind of lament, not without harmony, simple and pathetic. (source)
- And when the Duke's wife died Chaucer wrote a lament which is called the (source)
- To lament is to stand in the gap and say: Yes, I agree, this is terrible. (source)
- To lament is to express sorrow, mourning or regret, often demonstratively. (source)
- Further, to lament is to express dissatisfaction, to complain and to deplore. (source)
- He then quizzed them on the meaning of words such as lament, hasten and mangle. (source)
- It was the same old lament which is everlastingly on the lips of the voters of America! (source)
- David Leckrone's lament is that despite this success we have now abandoned this capability. (source)
- For women to rise up and become independent is not something you will find me in lament for. (source)
- This was the chapter I was most looking forward to (alongside the one about lament, that is). (source)
- As I covered her, I waited for remorse [Do not have regrets, for to live with lament is not to live]. (source)
- What you could lament is the lack of "alias" in Windows, which would obviate the need for the batch file. (source)
- The boss of the firm which designed Preston's National Football Museum has said he would "lament" its move to Urbis. (source)
- Dial said the service is a peaceful one for chaplains, and while people "lament," they also leave with comfort and hope. (source)
- What we should lament is the fact that a Bad Story exists, not that characters or setting were stolen to make a Bad Story. (source)
- "lament" -- always the same mournful, monotonous cadence, rising and falling in the narrow streets, and at last out into the air. (source)
- To lament is to: (1) to express sorrow, mourning, or regret, often demonstratively: to mourn: towail; (2) to regret strongly: to DEPLORE (source)
- His lament is the same as that heard upriver in Cambodia - catches are dwindling, with more and more people competing for the fish that remain. (source)
- I think what he should lament is the refusal of newspaper editors to wake up and smell the latte: all the wasted froth that squanderes their budgets. (source)
- But what arises is a kind of lament that these women have somehow missed out on the revolutions and long to stir one of their own so as to feel somehow prophetic. (source)
- David Copperfield's lament is given here with my further typographical highlights on the kinds of anaphoric returns and alphabetic reversals by which Gass is intrigued: From (source)
- All in all I'm in love with these stickers and I kind of lament that I was "out of" sticker collecting by that point or I'd probably have been introduced to it decades earlier. (source)
- The fact that a person can be changed in such a quick fashion and then forced to serve a being which has no concern for that life is quite frightening and only serves to bolster Oshii's "lament". (source)
- Certainly, it burns with fierce intensity, helped by Allman's screeching slide work, before mellowing out into Whitlock's piano lament, which is interwoven with Clapton and Allman's weeping guitar. (source)
- Elinor's life is assured, and her own ending is now of no particular importance to her daughter; if it is a man, he is allowed to lament, which is a curious paradox, but one of the many current in this world. (source)
- Perhaps I am feeling rather dense from the effects of sleepiness, but I must ask you to refer to a particular policy in [new] conservatism in Canada which you lament is inherently foreign to traditional conservatism. (source)
- We cry out that this and the other creature-comfort are taken away, and we know not how to retrieve them, when indeed the removal of our temporal comforts, which we lament, is in order to the resurrection of our spiritual comforts, which we should rejoice in too. (source)
- But he did give off a sense of being a guy from another time and I think in "Trout Fishing in America," one of the under songs in the book is a kind of lament for the passing of a 19 century, or even earlier pastoral America and its replacement by an industrial America. (source)
- What I suspect and lament is happening, though, (and this is where a site like this one can do some good) is that there are vibrant hubs humming in various communities, and those poets and audiences taking part in those hubs express little to no curiosity about other hubs. (source)
- Up they went, -- millions upon millions, -- ascending like the smoke of a furnace, -- countless as the sands on the sea-shore, -- awful, dreadful for multitude, as if the whole mountain were dissolving into life and light; and, with an unearthly kind of lament, took up their lines of flight in every direction off to sea! (source)
- The techniques used in representation today are far more subliminal and there may be myriad reasons why East Asians are depicted the way they are in the mass media - some quite innocent, consumerist or voyeuristic, recalling the lament of Edward Said in Orientalism4 about European interpretations of his specific area of scrutiny, the Middle East, and some perhaps loaded with political intent and bearing hidden agenda. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 34 example sentences provided below is 60.0, which suggests that "lament" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 22 synonyms for lament.
bawl, beat one's breast, bemoan, bewail, bleed, cry, deplore, eat one's heart out, howl, hurt, kick self, moan, rain, regret, repine, rue, sing, sob, sorrow, take it hard, wail, weep
We have 6 antonyms for lament.
be happy, celebrate, compliment, laud, praise, relieve
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of lament from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To express grief for or about; mourn: lament a death.
- (verb-transitive) To regret deeply; deplore: He lamented his thoughtless acts.
- (verb-intransitive) To grieve audibly; wail.
- (verb-intransitive) To express sorrow or regret. See Synonyms at grieve.
- (noun) A feeling or an expression of grief; a lamentation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) An expression of grief, suffering, or sadness.
- (noun) A song expressing grief.
- (verb) To express grief.
- (verb) To bewail.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-intransitive) To express or feel sorrow; to weep or wail; to mourn.
- (verb-transitive) To mourn for; to bemoan; to bewail.
- (noun) Grief or sorrow expressed in complaints or cries; lamentation; a wailing; a moaning; a weeping.
- (noun) An elegy or mournful ballad, or the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) An expression of grief or sorrow; a sad complaint; a lamentation.
- (noun) A set form of lamentation or mourning; an elegy; a mourning song or ballad.
- (noun) The music for an elegy, or a tune intended to express or excite sorrowful emotion; a mournful air.
- (None) To express sorrow; utter words or sounds of grief; mourn audibly; wail.
- (None) To show great sorrow or regret; repine; chafe; grieve.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a mournful poem; a lament for the dead
- (noun) a cry of sorrow and grief
- (verb) express grief verbally
- (verb) regret strongly
- (noun) a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person