That was the burden of her lament; and her last adjuration to her daughter was to escape from dinginess if she could.
"But it is only the Wetheralls and Carry," she resumed, with a fresh note of lament.
Chapter 7 It spoke much for the depth of Mrs. Trenor’s friendship that her voice, in admonishing Miss Bart, took the same note of personal despair as if she had been lamenting the collapse of a house-party.
She followed in imagination the career of other beauties, pointing out to her daughter what might be achieved through such a gift, and dwelling on the awful warning of those who, in spite of it, had failed to get what they wanted: to Mrs. Bart, only stupidity could explain the lamentable denouement of some of her examples.
She met Gerty’s lamentable eyes, fixed on her in a despairing effort at consolation, and the look brought her to herself.
The lamentable weakness of the words roused a motion of pity in Lily’s breast.