from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The act of lamenting.
- noun A lament.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of bewailing; expression of sorrow; a mournful outcry.
- noun plural The shorter title of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, one of the poetical books of the Old Testament.
- noun plural The music to which the first three lessons, taken from the Lamentations of Jeremiah, are sung in the Roman Catholic Church, in the office called Tenebræ, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of Holy Week.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of bewailing; audible expression of sorrow; wailing; moaning.
- noun (Script.) A book of the Old Testament attributed to the prophet Jeremiah, and taking its name from the nature of its contents.
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- noun The act of
- noun A
sorrowful cry; a lament.
- noun Specifically,
lamentatio, (part of) a liturgicalBible text (from the book of Job) and its musical settings, usually in the plural; hence, any dirge
- noun A group of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
- noun a cry of sorrow and grief
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So, too, the poetry of grief and lamentation is one of the deepest and most long-standing elements in poetry.
Día de los Muertos Maggie Jochild 2007
His lamentation is lengthened and restlessness is strengthened and he is as he were
“O my lord, my lamentation is for thee, because thou art in sore straits, for all thy fair fortune and goodliness and exceeding comeliness, seeing thou hast naught wherewithal to do and receive delight, like unto other men.”
When it arrived, the people of Baghdad went forth to meet it and I went forth with them: and I saw the damsel among the women and she the loudest of them in lamentation, crying out and wailing with a voice that rent the vitals and made the heart ache.
There was none saw him but wept over him and the women all lifted up their voices in lamentation as for the dead.
But amid the lamentation was another current running through the grieving crowds, one of anger and suspicion.
Caesars’ Wives Annelise Freisenbruch 2010
Do you think we remember your lamentation is a post earlier today on another thread that you had never been polled?
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The want of opportunity to pay this compliment to Hector, furnishes Andromache with matter of lamentation, which is related in the Iliad.
The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 372, May 30, 1829 Various
"Pity you were so cross to him," observed Matilda, to whom: this lamentation was addressed.
Agnes Grey 1931
Talk to them of education; they will readily acknowledge that it's "a braw thing to be weel learned," and begin a lamentation, which is only shorter than the lamentations of
Literary and General Lectures and Essays Charles Kingsley 1847
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