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Definition of Lamentation


  1. The act of bewailing; audible expression of sorrow; wailing; moaning.
  2. A book of the Old Testament attributed to the prophet Jeremiah, and taking its name from the nature of its contents.

Lamentation Quotations

There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation. Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it, and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened.
Abu Bakr

If it were possible to cure evils by lamentation and to raise the dead with tears, then gold would be a less valuable thing than weeping.

Jerusalem is a festival and a lamentation. Its song is a sigh across the ages, a delicate, robust, mournful psalm at the great junction of spiritual cultures.
David K. Shipler

Great were the lamentation and the cry when the news of this mischance was noised about the city. Such a tumult of mourning was never before heard, for the whole city was moved.
Marie de France

There was much woe and lamentation in the seventies that the game was dying.
John Thorn
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Lamentation Translations

lamentation in German is Wehklage, Klage
lamentation in Latin is ploratio, luctus
lamentation in Spanish is lamento
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