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  • When they were ready to go Mrs. Clark lamented, "Oh, Sam, I forgot my magazine," and Bresnahan bullied, "Come on now, if you women think you’re going to be literary, you can’t go with us tough guys!"
  • Mrs. Bogart groaned, rubbed her joints, and repeatedly dusted her hands while she made the fire, and when Carol tried to help she lamented, "Oh, it doesn’t matter; guess I ain’t good for much but toil and workin’ anyway; seems as though that’s what a lot of folks think."
  • She lamented, "I shouldn’t have spoken so.

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

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