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lament
used in Wuthering Heights

11 uses
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Definition
to express grief or regret
  • When I refused to go, and when she found her entreaties did not move me, she went lamenting to her husband and brother.
    Chapter 9 (97% in)
  • The fingers relaxed, I snatched mine through the hole, hurriedly piled the books up in a pyramid against it, and stopped my ears to exclude the lamentable prayer.
    Chapter 3 (51% in)
  • He seized a tureen of hot apple sauce (the first thing that came under his gripe) and dashed it full against the speaker's face and neck; who instantly commenced a lament that brought Isabella and Catherine hurrying to the place.
    Chapter 7 (59% in)
  • For himself, he grew desperate: his sorrow was of that kind that will not lament.
    Chapter 8 (21% in)
  • I suppose we shall have plenty of lamentations now — I see we shall — but they can't keep me from my narrow home out yonder: my resting-place, where I'm bound before spring is over!
    Chapter 12 (59% in)
  • This lamentation drew no notice from me: I went briskly to work, sighing to remember a period when it would have been all merry fun; but compelled speedily to drive off the remembrance.
    Chapter 13 (66% in)
  • Pausing in her lamentations, she surveyed him with a glance of awe and horror, then burst forth anew.
    Chapter 18 (76% in)
  • CHAPTER XXI WE had sad work with little Cathy that day: she rose in high glee, eager to join her cousin, and such passionate tears and lamentations followed the news of his departure that Edgar himself was obliged to soothe her, by affirming he should come back soon: he added, however, 'if I can get him'; and there were no hopes of that.
    Chapter 21 (0% in)
  • Catherine quelled her lamentations also, took a seat opposite, and looked solemnly into the fire.
    Chapter 23 (44% in)
  • Linton complied; and had he been unrestrained, would probably have spoiled all by filling his epistles with complaints and lamentations. but his father kept a sharp watch over him; and, of course, insisted on every line that my master sent being shown; so, instead of penning his peculiar personal sufferings and distresses, the themes constantly uppermost in his thoughts, he harped on the cruel obligation of being held asunder from his friend and love; and gently intimated that Mr....
    Chapter 25 (79% in)
  • He's forgotten all I've done for him, and made on him, and goan and riven up a whole row o' t' grandest currant-trees i' t' garden!' and here he lamented outright; unmanned by a sense of his bitter injuries, and Earnshaw's ingratitude and dangerous condition.
    Chapter 33 (27% in)

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