My parents were lamenting that they hadn’t seen Willow and Henry and the baby in months.
Gayle Forman -- If I Stay
He was feeling sorry for himself, and lamenting the fact that his life could have changed so suddenly and so drastically.
Paulo Coelho -- The Alchemist
...and down the wind came the voices of the people of Esgaroth lamenting their lost town and goods and ruined houses.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Hobbit
Gilgamesh lamented; seven days and seven nights he wept for Enkidu,
Unknown -- The Epic of Gilgamesh
let me lament, with tears
William Shakespeare -- Antony and Cleopatra
Their champion’s fate with pity they lament,
Virgil -- The Aeneid
A cry of lamentation went up.
George Orwell -- Animal Farm
..Ah, what an unkind hour Is guilty of this lamentable chance!
William Shakespeare -- Romeo and Juliet
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In a strange way, I envied the quality of Morrie’s time even as I lamented its diminishing supply.
Mitch Albom -- Tuesdays with Morrie
At this time I lamented the loss of my companions, and our misfortune in leaving the vessel.
Daniel Defoe -- Robinson Crusoe
If you see bees loafing and lamenting, you can bet their queen is dead.
Sue Monk Kidd -- The Secret Life of Bees
She, being the nearest woman relative, raised a formal lament for the dead of the family.
John Steinbeck -- The Pearl
I was no longer capable of lamentation.
Elie Wiesel -- Night
"You could’ve told me," Schwartzie lamented. "I could’ve been ready."
Chaim Potok -- The Chosen
He wondered what tragedy so many had found to lament out of doors.
Kurt Vonnegut -- Slaughterhouse-Five
SECOND MESSENGER Hearing the loud lament above her son With her own hand she stabbed herself to the heart.
Sophocles -- Antigone
But now she laments that she never did anything to stop them.
Amy Tan -- The Joy Luck Club
"We’ll never get anywhere," he lamented to Ursula.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- One Hundred Years of Solitude
My heart laments that...
William Shakespeare -- Julius Caesar
Cease to lament for that thou canst not help,
William Shakespeare -- The Two Gentlemen of Verona
whose loss of his most precious queen and children are even now to be afresh lamented.
William Shakespeare -- The Winter’s Tale
"I have bought the mansion of a love, but not possess’d it" was his lament.
Olive Ann Burns -- Cold Sassy Tree
Fair daughter, you do draw my spirits from me With new lamenting ancient oversights.
William Shakespeare -- Henry IV, Part 2
I am your sorrow’s nurse, And I will pamper it with lamentation.
William Shakespeare -- The Life and Death of King Richard III
she laments, sir,
William Shakespeare -- The Merry Wives of Windsor
At that moment ... Jacob launches into a lament, a single, ecstatic paragraph, unbroken over five pages, that Time magazine called one of the most "incandescent, haunting passages" in contemporary literature.
Nicole Krauss -- The History of Love
He says that this seems to be a poem about England but it is a lament for the poet’s native land, our own native land, Ireland.
Frank McCourt -- Angela’s Ashes
All day I’ve kept hearing a sort of lament that drifts through the air of this place. It says, ’Lost, lost, never to be found again.’
Tennessee Williams -- A Streetcar Named Desire
I have none to lament me
William Shakespeare -- As You Like It
The river sang with a voice of suffering, longingly it sang, longingly, it flowed towards its goal, lamentingly its voice sang.
Hermann Hesse -- Siddhartha
I will speak first of our ancestors, for it is right and seemly that now, when we are lamenting the dead, a tribute should be paid to their memory.
Thucydides -- Pericles’s Funeral Oration
Thomas couldn’t make out any words—it was as if the singer were lamenting some horrible tragedy, the voice wailing, high-pitched and sorrowful.
James Dashner -- The Scorch Trials
This is both a lament and an accusation.
Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Uprising
"It’s my fault he’s not taking you," I lamented.
Kiera Cass -- The One
He’d gone to Fennley to enroll in some accelerated course, and his mother had been lamenting his absence ever since the day he left.
Kiera Cass -- The Heir
"Fie, my Lord, he," he lamented.
Rainbow Rowell -- Eleanor & Park
Now he lamented to my mother, "That beautiful symmetrical face, that bright shining face has gone; she has lost her smile and laughter.
Malala Yousafzai -- I Am Malala
We answered with a cry of our own, both a victory yell and a lament, for everything lost and yet to be gained.
Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
He deserves the death penalty" He then lamented that the law no longer authorized the execution of children because he just couldn’t wait to put this fourteen-year-old boy in the electric chair and kill him.
Bryan Stevenson -- Just Mercy
The moment the door closed, Albert broke into a lament.
Farley Mowat -- Never Cry Wolf
The last thing Mrs. Hickey needs is to wonder if I have had a part in their lamentable slide into misfortune, rather than focusing on the care and well-being of her son, and supporting her deeply stressed husband.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
"And I have acne," I lamented.
Rick Riordan -- The Trials of Apollo
After lamenting the destruction of the South by Sherman’s army in 1864-65, he concluded his diatribe with "the destruction of property in the South was done purposely, by Northern soldiers, and compares exactly with the acts of the Goths and Vandals….
Jim Murphy -- The Great Fire
The song concludes with ominous words as the rabbi warns: When you grow older, children, You will understand How many tears lie in these letters And how much lament. In the evenings, when I sang this song with the Lansman family, those words seemed like ancient history.
Leon Leyson -- The Boy on the Wooden Box
I could take solace in their presence or I could fall down in a heap, lamenting what I’d lost.
Christina Baker Kline -- Orphan Train
And if there were people who died on the operating table, they died for a good cause, and no one can lament them….
Lauren Oliver -- Delirium
Three years ago, my mother would have had a fit, cried, lamented her shortcomings as a parent, or possibly just locked me in my room if she saw me at school like this.
Katja Millay -- The Sea of Tranquility
"Oh Gawd," Lincoln would lament, "here come de mornin’ news again."