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  • n. Plural form of lament.


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  • This whole episode reminds me of a poem we did at primary school called The Twins by Henry S Leigh where the hapless twin laments, … I put the question fruitlessly to everyone I knew.

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  • McCain laments that all anyone wanted to talk about on the tour for her book, "Dirty Sexy Politics," was Palin.

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  • "Why," Epstein laments, "cannot I, even so late in the day, grow into one of those admirable fellows — reasonable, tolerant, generous-spirited, honorable — that Jefferson called 'natural aristocrats' and that a liberal arts education is supposed to form but almost never does?"


  • Yezeed's army appears, his general makes a speech, Imām Hoossein laments his pathetic fate; he then goes out to fight, and returns, himself and his horse covered with arrows.

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

  • A gush of grief, a wanton profusion of tears, and vain laments, and overflowing tenderness, and passionate but fruitless clinging to the priceless few that remained, was followed by languor and recklessness.


  • If there has been a decline of the sort that Sontag laments, do the liberal "we" not share any responsibility?

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  • The elegies of the title are laments - songs of mourning addressed directly to five people, now dead, who changed the life of our narrator.


  • Because he speaks of the same judgments of locusts, and drought, and fire, that Amos laments, which is an intimation that they appeared about the same time, Amos in Israel and Joel in Judah.

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  • ( "Old habits die hard," laments "Nixon" production designer Victor Kempster, a veteran of four Stone films.)

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  • However, Sacob said it "laments" the absence of more detail in the president's speech regarding government's strategy to fight

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