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Definition of Lament


  1. To express or feel sorrow; to weep or wail; to mourn.
  2. To mourn for; to bemoan; to bewail.
  3. Grief or sorrow expressed in complaints or cries; lamentation; a wailing; a moaning; a weeping.
  4. An elegy or mournful ballad, or the like.

Lament Quotations

Nothing heals us like letting people know our scariest parts: When people listen to you cry and lament, and look at you with love, it's like they are holding the baby of you.
Anne Lamott

It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I have found life an enjoyable, enchanting, active, and sometime terrifying experience, and I've enjoyed it completely. A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other.
Sean O'Casey

I can go into the wilderness and not see anyone for days and experience a kind of space that hasn't changed for tens of thousands of years. Having that experience was necessary to my perception of how photography can look at the changes humanity has brought about in the landscape. My work does become a kind of lament.
Edward Burtynsky

We lament the speed of our society and the lack of depth and the nature of disposable information.
David Ogden Stiers
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Lament Translations

lament in Dutch is weeklagen, steen en been klagen
lament in Finnish is valitella
lament in French is lamentez, lamentent, lamentation, lamenter
lament in German is beklagen, beklage, Klage
lament in Latin is questus, queror
lament in Norwegian is klagesang, klage, beklage, jamre
lament in Spanish is lamentarse
lament in Swedish is klaga, klagan
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