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The Scarlet Letter
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lament
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • But the little stream would not be comforted, and still kept telling its unintelligible secret of some very mournful mystery that had happened—or making a prophetic lamentation about something that was yet to happen—within the verge of the dismal forest.

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  • She lamented the loss.
  • We lamented our sad circumstances.

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