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lament
used in Leaves of Grass

5 uses
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Definition
to express grief or regret
  • This now is too lamentable a face for a man, Some abject louse asking leave to be, cringing for it, Some milk-nosed maggot blessing what lets it wrig to its hole.
    Book 32 — FROM NOON TO STARRY NIGHT (9% in)
  • I am sorry for you, they are not murderous or jealous upon me, All has been gentle with me, I keep no account with lamentation, (What have I to do with lamentation?
    Book 3 — Song of Myself (86% in)
  • I am sorry for you, they are not murderous or jealous upon me, All has been gentle with me, I keep no account with lamentation, (What have I to do with lamentation?
    Book 3 — Song of Myself (86% in)
  • O the burials of me past and present, O me while I stride ahead, material, visible, imperious as ever; O me, what I was for years, now dead, (I lament not, I am content;) O to disengage myself from those corpses of me, which I turn and look at where I cast them, To pass on, (O living! always living!
    Book 30 — WHISPERS OF HEAVENLY DEATH (73% in)
  • I sing to the last the equalities modern or old, I sing the endless finales of things, I say Nature continues, glory continues, I praise with electric voice, For I do not see one imperfection in the universe, And I do not see one cause or result lamentable at last in the universe.
    Book 33 — SONGS OF PARTING (51% in)

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