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Lament


LAMENT', verb intransitive [Latin lamentor.]

1. To mourn; to grieve; to weep or wail; to express sorrow.

Jeremiah lamented for Josiah. 2 Chronicles 35:25.

2. To regret deeply; to feel sorrow.

LAMENT', verb transitive To bewail; to mourn for; to bemoan; to deplore.

One laughed at follies, one lamented crimes.

LAMENT', noun [Latin lamentum.] Grief or sorrow expressed in complaints or cries; lamentation; a weeping.

Torment, and loud lament and furious rage.

[This noun is used chiefly or solely in poetry.]