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synonyms for lamentations

  • complaining
  • dirge
  • elegy
  • grieving
  • jeremiad
  • keen
  • keening
  • lament
  • moan
  • moaning
  • mourning
  • plaint
  • requiem
  • sob
  • sobbing
  • sorrow
  • tears
  • threnody
  • ululation
  • wail
  • wailing
  • weeping
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antonyms for lamentations

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  • celebration
  • enjoyment
  • praise
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How to use lamentations in a sentence

To get rid of our lamentations, the captain launched out in praises of the charming little town, and had us conveyed to land.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
Now they sunk back upon their pillows in despair, and lamentations and wailings filled the prison.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Under this passion of tears, lamentations, and maledictions Don Juan remains unmoved; he has done what he has wished.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
Bitter were the lamentations of the king for the friend of his childhood, but his grief did not show itself only in weeping.
THE ANIMAL STORY BOOKVARIOUS
Abdullah did so, whereupon the ladies set up a series of piercing shrieks and lamentations.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
Her grief at this separation from Jack took the form of intense and violent lamentations.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
Apollonie broke out into such lamentations and complaints after these words that Mzli could not bear it.
MAEZLIJOHANNA SPYRI
The princess renewed her complaints and lamentations in a most affecting manner.
THE ARABIAN NIGHTSUNKNOWN
Even then there were lamentations because of a shortage in the supply of pancakes.
THE BANNER BOY SCOUTS ON A TOURGEORGE A. WARREN
They were all drunk, and paid no heed to her cries and lamentations.
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