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lament
used in Gulliver's Travels

7 uses
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Definition
to express grief or regret
  • I lamented my own folly and wilfulness, in attempting a second voyage, against the advice of all my friends and relations.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (6% in)
  • And I may say with truth, that in the midst of my own misfortunes I could not forbear lamenting my poor nurse, the grief she would suffer for my loss, the displeasure of the queen, and the ruin of her fortune.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (88% in)
  • The wives and daughters lament their confinement to the island, although I think it the most delicious spot of ground in the world; and although they live here in the greatest plenty and magnificence, and are allowed to do whatever they please, they long to see the world, and take the diversions of the metropolis, which they are not allowed to do without a particular license from the king; and this is not easy to be obtained, because the people of quality have found, by frequent...
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (20% in)
  • He lamented "the fatal mistake the world had been so long in, of using silkworms, while we had such plenty of domestic insects who infinitely excelled the former, because they understood how to weave, as well as spin."
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (43% in)
  • By reflecting on the former, they find themselves cut off from all possibility of pleasure; and whenever they see a funeral, they lament and repine that others have gone to a harbour of rest to which they themselves never can hope to arrive.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (91% in)
  • That he had once, by way of experiment, privately removed a heap of these stones from the place where one of his Yahoos had buried it; whereupon the sordid animal, missing his treasure, by his loud lamenting brought the whole herd to the place, there miserably howled, then fell to biting and tearing the rest, began to pine away, would neither eat, nor sleep, nor work, till he ordered a servant privately to convey the stones into the same hole, and hide them as before; which, when his...
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (52% in)
  • ...among the Houyhnhnms; to instruct the Yahoos of my own family, is far as I shall find them docible animals; to behold my figure often in a glass, and thus, if possible, habituate myself by time to tolerate the sight of a human creature; to lament the brutality to Houyhnhnms in my own country, but always treat their persons with respect, for the sake of my noble master, his family, his friends, and the whole Houyhnhnm race, whom these of ours have the honour to resemble in all their...
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (98% in)

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