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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief; A cry of sorrow and grief.

Usage examples (34)
  • His lamentation is lengthened and restlessness is strengthened and he is as he were
  • So, too, the poetry of grief and lamentation is one of the deepest and most long-standing elements in poetry.
  • There was none saw him but wept over him and the women all lifted up their voices in lamentation as for the dead.
  • "Pity you were so cross to him," observed Matilda, to whom: this lamentation was addressed. for more
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