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lament
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Moby Dick
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  • With loud lament the parents saw their child borne out of sight over the wide waters.
  • It was but some few days after encountering the Frenchman, that a most significant event befell the most insignificant of the Pequod’s crew; an event most lamentable; and which ended in providing the sometimes madly merry and predestinated craft with a living and ever accompanying prophecy of whatever shattered sequel might prove her own.

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

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