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It’s a true elegy, a lament for the dead, a yearning for the lost.
NOMADLAND TURNS AMERICAN ICONOGRAPHY INSIDE OUTALISSA WILKINSONFEBRUARY 19, 2021VOX
After nearly a year of working from home, the difficulty in finding ways to connect with peers and lament workplace issues is getting to some creatives.
IT’S TOUGH ‘TO KNOW YOUR WORTH’: CONFESSIONS OF A CREATIVE FEELING ADRIFT WITHOUT A MENTORKRISTINA MONLLOSFEBRUARY 19, 2021DIGIDAY
When things inevitably begin to get heavy, there are no emotional outbursts, no histrionic laments, no ugly crying.
FIRTH, TUCCI FACE TRAGEDY WITH RESTRAINT IN ‘SUPERNOVA’JOHN PAUL KINGJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
All we have is a lament for another child our city has lost.
THIS D.C. BABY’S MOTHER WAS CHARGED WITH HER DEATH. BUT NOTHING IS SOLVED.PETULA DVORAKDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Over the years, his encyclopedic knowledge of the decline—or, more charitably, the evolution—of American industry has crystallized into a kind of lament about the shifting character of the US economy.
UNMADE IN AMERICATATE RYAN-MOSLEYAUGUST 14, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
And her gates shall lament and mourn, and she shall sit desolate on the ground.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Ethel hesitated a little, and presently answered, "I don't think it can be right to lament for our own sakes so much, is it?"
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
Hence also the word was particularly used to signify any complaint or lament, or a chant at the burial-service.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
Profitable trade was their one aim and the extravagances of their servants and apprentices their increasing lament.
THE STORY OF MOSCOWWIRT GERRARE
His glowing eyes and the half-choked voice in which he concluded gave an authentic stamp to his lament and pronouncement.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO LAMENT

  • bawled
  • blubbed
  • blubbered
  • boohooed
  • broke down
  • cried a river
  • cried convulsively
  • cried eyes out
  • howled
  • lamented
  • shed tears
  • snivelled
  • turned on waterworks
  • wailed
  • wept
  • whimpered
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