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

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  • ...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."
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
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