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lament
used in Lord of the Flies

2 uses
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Definition
to express grief or regret
  • ...then the lamentation rose out of him, loud and sustained as the conch.
    p. 87.1
lamentation = sorrowful cry

(editor's notes:  In this context, sustained means lasting a long time, and conch refers to the shell the boys use as a horn .)
  • On the left were four small logs, one of them—the farthest—lamentably springy.
    p. 77.5
lamentably = sadly (unfortunately)
There are no more uses of "lament" in Lord of the Flies.

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