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  • In a strange way, I envied the quality of Morrie's time even as I lamented its diminishing supply.   (source)
    lamented = mourned (express grief)
  • High above us in the darkness a solitary mocker poured out his repertoire in blissful unawareness of whose tree he sat in, plunging from the shrill kee, kee of the sunflower bird to the irascible qua-ack of a bluejay, to the sad lament of Poor Will, Poor Will, Poor Will.   (source)
    lament = expression of grief
  • But now she laments that she never did anything to stop them.   (source)
    laments = expresses regret
  • 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.   (source)
    lament = sad poem
  • ...then the lamentation rose out of him, loud and sustained as the conch.   (source)
    lamentation = sorrowful cry
  • "What deceit from our only son!" the Lord of Diamonds lamented, although he and his wife had both known about Jack's activities.   (source)
    lamented = expressed grief or regret
  • "We'll never get anywhere," he lamented to Ursula.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    lament = expression of grief
  • He wondered what tragedy so many had found to lament out of doors.   (source)
    lament = grieve (or express grief about)
  • "You could've told me," Schwartzie lamented. "I could've been ready."   (source)
    lamented = expressed regret
  • "I have bought the mansion of a love, but not possess'd it" was his lament.   (source)
    lament = expressed grief or regret
  • The river sang with a voice of suffering, longingly it sang, longingly, it flowed towards its goal, lamentingly its voice sang.   (source)
    lamentingly = in a manner that expresses grief or regret
  • A cry of lamentation went up.   (source)
    lamentation = passionate grief or sorrow
  • She, being the nearest woman relative, raised a formal lament for the dead of the family.   (source)
    lament = verbal expression of grief
  • 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.'   (source)
    lament = an expression of grief
  • The velvet carpet with the pink roses and the pink silk curtains of Anne's early visions had certainly never materialized; but her dreams had kept pace with her growth, and it is not probable she lamented them.   (source)
    lamented = grieved or mourned
  • My late lamented lords, ladies, and gentlemen, it is my great sorrow....†   (source)
  • He was feeling sorry for himself, and lamenting the fact that his life could have changed so suddenly and so drastically.†   (source)
  • He spent his days lamenting his inability to foresee the revolution and the ensuing economic collapse.†   (source)
  • "Sadly, it's impossible," the maitre d' had lamented.†   (source)
  • This Son is a god who died in three hours, with moans, gasps and laments.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • A dry, barren field, out beyond wish and lament, beyond dream and disillusionment.†   (source)
  • She must be doing something right," Kriss lamented.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I recalled Lila Mayhew's lament back in May that she would have nothing to do that night.†   (source)
  • We answered with a cry of our own, both a victory yell and a lament, for everything lost and yet to be gained.†   (source)
  • Recently, during physical education, Rita Benton had lamented her own legs, calling them tree trunks.†   (source)
  • All in all, the Baudelaire orphans had encountered catastrophe after catastrophe, and Violet found their situation lamentably deplorable, a phrase which here means "it was not at all enjoyable."†   (source)
  • Pastor Merrill stuttered his way into Lamentations—"The Lord is good unto them that wait for him."†   (source)
  • I felt, though, that the talk that night had more ferocious threats, interruptions, curses than jokes and laments, so I went indoors and tried to comfort, or at least reach, Mataji, by massaging her razored-rough head.†   (source)
  • "But he'll only ever be a prince," I mutter, almost lamenting at the thought.†   (source)
  • At her elbow, Briony was telling Leon about the play she had written for him, and lamenting her failure to stage it.†   (source)
  • Now and again a full-chested lamentation rose above the wailing whenever a man came into the place of death.†   (source)
  • Oh, how to lament?†   (source)
  • And if there were people who died on the operating table, they died for a good cause, and no one can lament them.... —From "The Miracle Years: The Early Science of the Cure," A Brief History of the United States of America, by E. D. Thompson, p. 87†   (source)
  • At eighty-five, there was no longer much point in crying, lamenting the wedding banquet she'd been waiting for that had never come, or the wedding she had never had, even though she had had a fiance.†   (source)
  • When you grow older, children,
    You will understand
    How many tears lie in these letters
    And how much lament.†   (source)
  • "Fie, my Lord, he," he lamented.†   (source)
  • Compass was lamenting the extent of the crime in the Superdome.†   (source)
  • But that's not the end of my lamentations.†   (source)
  • Saphira raised her head behind him and roared mournfully at the sky, keening her lamentation.†   (source)
  • The thundering of the ocean was like a bitter lament.†   (source)
  • —William Blake, Enion's Second Lament from Vala, or the Four Zoos In books hatred is often described as hot, but at Capricorn's festivities Meggie discovered it was cold — an ice-cold hand that stops the heart and presses it like a clenched fist against the ribs.†   (source)
  • I closed my eyes as Siri and I moved gently to the rhythms of the current and ourselves while the dolphins swam nearby and the cadenceof their calls took on the sad, slow trilling of an old lament.†   (source)
  • Ma often lamented the fact that she could not afford to buy us fruit, sometimes for weeks at a time, but we didn't mind.†   (source)
  • At one point he wrote his longtime friend and colleague Charles Pomerat, lamenting the fact that others, including some in Pomerat's lab, were using HeLa for research Gey was "most capable" of doing himself, and in some cases had already done, but not yet published.†   (source)
  • humanity, unites every human being, the temporary nature of our being-ness, and our shared sorrow, the heartache we each carry and yet too often refuse to acknowledge in one another, and out of this Saeed felt it might be possible, in the face of death, to believe in humanity's potential for building a better world, and so he prayed as a lament, as a consolation, and as a hope, but he felt that he could not express this to Nadia, that he did not know how to express this to Nadia, this mystery that prayer linked him to, and it was so important to express it, and somehow he was able to express it to the preacher's daughter, the first time they had a proper conversation, at a small ceremon†   (source)
  • It sounded like a lament.†   (source)
  • "Que cosa, Jefe," Don Manuel laments, as if this inconvenience of nature were his fault.†   (source)
  • Even that most doleful of Christian laments—"Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen"—sounded snappy and upbeat through these women's windpipes as they sauntered along: "Nani oze mpasi zazo!†   (source)
  • Next comes Ernest Bloch's Rhapsody for Cello, which begins as a slow, poetic lament.†   (source)
  • "And I have acne," I lamented.†   (source)
  • But far from lamenting those changes, I was grateful for what seemed still the same.†   (source)
  • This is both a lament and an accusation.†   (source)
  • I could take solace in their presence or I could fall down in a heap, lamenting what I'd lost.†   (source)
  • It was a sour lament in his mind.†   (source)
  • My mother always laments the waste, since decayed leaves can be good fertilizer, just as my father laments the waste of the paper that could be recycled when he has to incinerate a library.†   (source)
  • Blanca, weaker than her mother although she was taller, younger, and heavier, sighed when she was awake and sobbed while she slept, in an uninterrupted lament that had begun the day of the beating.†   (source)
  • Like a kite he was held face up to the moon where, at his exhausted leisure, he might hear the last Witch lamentations for a wake in progress as the balloon spiralled her away from house, street, town with inhuman mourns.†   (source)
  • These were expressions of Mideastern lament, of an anguish so accessible that it rushes to overwhelm whatever immediately caused it.†   (source)
  • Only the juke box spoke, grinding out each evening, all evening long, syncopated, synthetic laments for love.†   (source)
  • I was no longer able to lament.†   (source)
  • Columnists have written about it and newspapers have printed editorials of lament.†   (source)
  • He shook his head in mock lament.†   (source)
  • Getachew Kassa's slow version of "Tizita," a bright but haunting, sober lament on a backdrop of minor-chord arpeggios, is the best known.†   (source)
  • Still, the incident had lamentably put off his retiring time, which was ordinarily eleven o'clock.†   (source)
  • Me and Lament one time drove a pickup truckload of feed to Sterling City and sold it to some Mexicans and kept the money.†   (source)
  • "I'd rather be called an aggressor than a bum," JFK laments.†   (source)
  • But he felt a need to write and lamented the fact that he was such a poor hand at it.†   (source)
  • "Ugh, I'd forgotten he's coming to call," Pippa laments as we trudge up to bed.†   (source)
  • When an animal laments, it is not a lament; it is merely the rasp of a poorly functioning mechanism.†   (source)
  • From Papa, that night, it was a deep-throated lament.†   (source)
  • It was uttered in a small cry that echoed around the bare walls like a lament.†   (source)
  • I thought I must suffer Alexander's lament—'no worlds left,' and so forth.†   (source)
  • Lord Quellon, White Widow, Lamentation, Woe, Leviathan, Iron Lady, Reaper's Wind, and War-hammer, with six more ships behind, two of them storm —wracked and under tow "Storms," Ralf the Limper had muttered when he came crawling to Victarion.†   (source)
  • She made it sound like she was the lady of the manor lamenting her romance with the garbage man.†   (source)
  • 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....Chicago did her full share in the destruction of the South.†   (source)
  • 'When I hear you coming I take a good shot of rum, and then I take a glass of water to cool me down, but it don't cool me down, it run out of my eyes in tears and lamentations.†   (source)
  • I lament the want of a liberal education.†   (source)
  • 'Why me?' was his constant lament, and the question was a good one.†   (source)
  • Often they heard nearby Elvish voices singing, and knew that they were making songs of lamentation for his fall, for they caught his name among the sweet sad words that they could not understand.†   (source)
  • The elderly cleric inclined his head toward the sky the blue tarp imperfectly sheltered him from, as if casting his lamentation directly up to the ears of Allah.†   (source)
  • "It became a fight against the sea, the surf, the volcanic ash, and the Japanese, all joined in one colossal alliance against us," General Smith would lament in his memoirs.†   (source)
  • One day the historians would look back and lament the missed signals, so many subtle signs of the coming day.†   (source)
  • "We should have brought Jack," Charles lamented.†   (source)
  • More hours passed with meals and laments.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • They lamented and tore their hair, the priests, as fraught and rhetorical as they were when they prayed, and after a few days their outcries made people uneasy.†   (source)
  • I can hear them now, stationed at the four corners of the campus, sounding taps for the fallen general; announcing and re-announcing the sad tidings, telling and retelling the sad revelation one to the other across the still numbness of the air, as though they could not believe it, could neither comprehend nor accept it; bugles weeping like a family of tender women lamenting their loved one.†   (source)
  • There was much going on in the "lamenting" department.†   (source)
  • The bush-rat fled his rightful cause, reached the market and set up a lamentation.†   (source)
  • As I walk with her I shall lament the absence of my new dear friend, the angel of mercy who takes such good care of my wife, wondering out loud, What has happened to her?†   (source)
  • Eddis had heard several people, out of the Thief's hearing, lamenting the loss of his acerbic comments on the court but found that she missed his grin more.†   (source)
  • Cries of lamentation rose from those gathered.†   (source)
  • The dwarf found himself truly lamenting having to kill one so young and unusual, and his pity caused him to hesitate slightly as the two joined battle.†   (source)
  • Later, at dinner, she laments the fact that she'll be thirty-five in a couple of months.†   (source)
  • While I struggle to decide what to eat from full cupboards and lament what I don't have, he circles the floor, excitedly anticipating the very same meal, in the very same portion, at the very same time every day.†   (source)
  • But it was different in quality now; her alarm had quite subsided, but given way to a lament for the dead pony.†   (source)
  • She shakes her head and laments, To think of all those people there to honor you, and your own parents could not take a night off from their jobs.†   (source)
  • Felicia abruptly stops her lament and stands up.†   (source)
  • Lamentably, it is an historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily.†   (source)
  • Then citizens may ask for laws that they will later lament and condemn.†   (source)
  • "Our plans," she lamented.†   (source)
  • Let us leave the lamentations to the illiterate!†   (source)
  • Since I got back three days ago, Father has been lamenting nonstop that I'm not a weightlifter or something else he could be proud of.†   (source)
  • "It is very singular," he lamented, "and I cant account for it."†   (source)
  • I've had about my bellyful of your lamentations!†   (source)
  • The moment the door closed, Albert broke into a lament.†   (source)
  • Yet I do not come here to lament.†   (source)
  • He lamented the lack of peanuts.†   (source)
  • This lamented that five of our freshman class got drowned when the waters rose, but by this Act of God, it went on, there was that much more room now for the rest of us.†   (source)
  • But the moment ANNIE rising reaches for her hand, HELEN begins to fight and kick, clutching to the tablecloth, and uttering laments   (source)
  • His voice was suddenly a cry, startling me with its mingled tone of rage and lament.†   (source)
  • It was as though the planet was in mourning, lamenting all that now could never be.†   (source)
  • She read two verses, lips moving, words murmuring in her throat: And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city!†   (source)
  • RICH (Hastily buffooning) I'm lamenting.†   (source)
  • HOUSEWIFE: [lamenting] My little cat, my poor little cat.†   (source)
  • He would have deserved all that, he would have justified and given meaning to 'the lament over the grave which is the hymn of Alleluiah.'†   (source)
  • And Lucius Lamar, known in the prewar days as one of the most rabid "fire-eaters" ever to come out of the deep South, was standing on the floor of the House and delivering a moving eulogy lamenting his departure!†   (source)
  • ...and down the wind came the voices of the people of Esgaroth lamenting their lost town and goods and ruined houses.   (source)
    lamenting = expressing regret for
  • Gilgamesh lamented; seven days and seven nights he wept for Enkidu,   (source)
    lamented = expressed grief and sorrow passionately
  • But I certainly wasn't going to lament his suffering.†   (source)
  • "It's my fault he's not taking you," I lamented.†   (source)
  • "I even got some on his cameras," Kim lamented.†   (source)
  • I have a talent for messing things up," I lament.†   (source)
  • As he now laments, however, "It didn't even occur to me to grab his radio, too.†   (source)
  • Laila finds it odd that people should lament the building of buildings.†   (source)
  • But at the time when Ursula went to lament by his side he had lost all contact with reality.†   (source)
  • And then lower, a lament, "She had such a beautiful voice."†   (source)
  • And the Book of Lamentations is all about the dangers of deliria.†   (source)
  • "Stand still, Ying-ying!" she cried, her usual lament, while I giggled and wobbled on the stool.†   (source)
  • He is but a man surviving another night by whatever means necessary, without lament.†   (source)
  • The man was apologizing and lamenting, "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, you scared me!†   (source)
  • Fawkes's lament was still echoing over the dark grounds outside.†   (source)
  • Maven pretends to lament the lack of spectacle, if only to fill the silence.†   (source)
  • Jose Arcadio Buendia, sunk in an abyss of unawareness, was deaf to her lamentations.†   (source)
  • I fell back onto the sand, groaning as my throat grew tight, as I made the same lament: "Why?"†   (source)
  • I know it'll leave a mark," she lamented.†   (source)
  • But how can I rub a swollen foot?" lamented the old lady.†   (source)
  • The baby laughed, listening to her grandmother's laments.†   (source)
  • "She bring home too many trophy," lamented Auntie Lindo that Sunday.†   (source)
  • I don't have enough time each day to solve all these problems, she lamented.†   (source)
  • And now this," his mother had lamented the night before he'd left.†   (source)
  • It's the Cocytus—the River of Lamentation.†   (source)
  • For every cry, there was another, as if the Roush had joined in his great lament.†   (source)
  • Still, the time he spent in lamentation was time his daughter gained for her love affair.†   (source)
  • "My shoes are gone," a veteran soldier laments during the march.†   (source)
  • The songs of the dead are the lamentations of the living.†   (source)
  • Their one great lament, though, was that Bruenor was missing.†   (source)
  • 'Chaplain, this comes as a great shock to me,' the major accused in a tone of heavy lamentation.†   (source)
  • The beggars had the same laments: "Please, little miss, I beg you, big brother, have pity on us.†   (source)
  • While the dead lay in shrouds of fire, multiple sirens rose like lamentations in the distance.†   (source)
  • If America should fail, I should feel and lament it like the loss of a brother.†   (source)
  • Norberto lamented over having left Pauline.†   (source)
  • For long minutes they stood facing Johan, who lamented for all who would hear.†   (source)
  • I'm certain of that, because I've spent a lot of time lamenting my lack of them.†   (source)
  • Everyone lamented but applauded his efforts, even me.†   (source)
  • Sitting side by side, we took turns writing the lament onto the folds of our special fan.†   (source)
  • When an animal laments, it is not a lament; it is merely the rasp of a poorly functioning mechanism.†   (source)
  • Theresa lamented, trying to console Helen.†   (source)
  • He lit a mule driver's cigar and lamented: "The only thing worse than bad health is a bad name.†   (source)
  • How often have I lamented it this campaign.†   (source)
  • The huge lament continued, wave on wave.†   (source)
  • "You and David and all the rest have done such foolish things," he lamented.†   (source)
  • "I have given my husband to die," she laments, wishing that it could have been her instead.†   (source)
  • And friends of good government lament this omission.†   (source)
  • Lulululululu, they cried, hoping their lament might weave some protection around their infants.†   (source)
  • We heard Saphira's lament, and we thought one of you might have died.†   (source)
  • The next thing you know they'll stick me with a behaviorist," he lamented.†   (source)
  • "Tom Smith," lamented a reporter, "is by no means a long distance conversationalist.†   (source)
  • "He was such a beautiful baby," the president laments to top aide Dave Powers.†   (source)
  • "She doesn't look at all sleepy," Ann laments.†   (source)
  • In that oft-repeated lament, I believe, lay the key to the locked-up sorrows of Ira Hayes.†   (source)
  • Yeats's lamentation had lost none of its power since its publication in 1920.†   (source)
  • "There are only five things to learn," Cesar lamented.†   (source)
  • "We should have tried there first," Theresa lamented.†   (source)
  • The dwarves tore at their hair, beat their breasts, and wailed their lamentations to the sky.†   (source)
  • When we weren't working on the flower tower, we composed a lament we would sing to calm my cousin.†   (source)
  • Everyone sits around and laments the crap hands they've been dealt.†   (source)
  • "None of them," Fitzsimmons lamented, "ever won the dollar."†   (source)
  • All through the banquet, I sang laments and the women replied.†   (source)
  • Overhearing a valet lamenting the lack of funds to create an all-jockey baseball team, he jumped in.†   (source)
  • She linked arms with her mother and listened politely as the village girls continued their laments.†   (source)
  • "Oh Gawd," Lincoln would lament, "here come de mornin' news again."†   (source)
  • But I'm no suchfool as at this time to be lamenting for my dresses!†   (source)
  • [The HOUSEWIFE continues to lament throughout this discussion.†   (source)
  • It seems more than a little patronizing for Westerners to lament the loss of the good old days when LIFE in the Khumbu was so much simpler and more picturesque.†   (source)
  • He lived out the remainder of his life in Azkaban, lamenting the loss of Marvolo's last heirloom, and is buried beside the prison, alongside the other poor souls who have expired within its walls.†   (source)
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