jeremiad

[ jer-uh-mahy-uh d, -ad ]SEE DEFINITION OF jeremiad

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The one wrote a Jeremiad about usury, and was called Jeremy Bentham.

There was just truth enough in the Jeremiad to make it sting.

However, here is my jeremiad after all; it seems to have been inevitable!

Now I've done my Jeremiad, and I will go on twanging my harp in the "willow tree."

To-night, however, there were variety and spice with his Jeremiad.

English feeling about Jeremiah has long ago been summed up and stereotyped in the single word "jeremiad."

Hanneh Breineh, in a friendly manner, settled herself on the sound end of the bed, and began her jeremiad.

Jeremiad, jer-e-mī′ad, n. a lamentation: a tale of grief: a doleful story.

Whereupon Mr. Gilfillan, resolving that he should be a hearer at least, if not a disputant, proceeded in his Jeremiad.

The writer had nothing new to say, and, like most other such attacks, his jeremiad was in an hour or two forgotten.

WORD ORIGIN

1780, from French jérémiade (1762), in reference to "Lamentations of Jeremiah" in Old Testament.

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