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lament
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Babbitt
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  • He bounced into wakefulness, lamenting, "Why the devil can’t some people never get to bed at a reasonable hour?"
  • He knew her financial affairs and advised her about them, while she lamented her feminine ignorance, and praised his masterfulness, and proved to know much more about bonds than he did.
  • Ted lamented, "Oh, punk!
  • Vacation doesn’t seem to have done me a bit of good," he lamented.

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

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