Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a lamentable manner; mournfully; pitifully.

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  • adverb Regrettably. In a manner deserving or inspiring lamentation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in an unfortunate or deplorable manner

Etymologies

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lamentable +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki on Friday ordered the civil service to implement a new affirmative action campaign to boost what he called a lamentably low number of women employed in the public sector.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The answer of "neither," lamentably, is not available.

    How To Lose An Argument On The Internet, Part I

  • But, lamentably, that is not the political world we inhabit.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • But, lamentably, that is not the political world we inhabit.

    Jim Webb, Marty Peretz and our "serious" national security leaders

  • Tobigli, had called lamentably upon the name of his God and upon

    In the Arena Stories of Political Life

  • With a face struck suddenly as white as paper, the man with the chin-beard called lamentably on the name of his maker, and fell in a mere heap on the mat at the foot of the stairs.

    The Dynamiter

  • A: My ideal reader is any woman who’s ever felt like she needed to get undressed in the dark, any woman who’s ever felt miserable about the size of her hips or the shape of her face or the texture of her hair . . .which is to say, lamentably, every single woman in America, and probably beyond, judging from the reception Good in Bed has gotten abroad.

    Good in Bed

  • After a week of increasing criticism of the British prime minister, Gordon Brown, one of his own cabinet ministers has said the government is "lamentably" failing to get its message across.

    Radio New Zealand News Headlines

  • After a week of increasing criticism of the British prime minister, Gordon Brown, one of his own cabinet ministers has said the government is "lamentably" failing to get its message across.

    Radio New Zealand News Headlines

  • "lamentably" fond of amusement, "seeking it, undaunted, even in the cannon's mouth."

    Stories by American Authors (Volume 4)

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